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Inside a 'House of Cards' home with a deep history

Inside a 'House of Cards' home with a deep history

As a child, Jim Fielder knew Sophia's Dairy as the big house he couldn't enter.

"The farm I grew up on is three miles from here," says Fielder, a Harford County native who is now Maryland's secretary of higher education. "It was always a really neat property and I've known it all my life, but we were never allowed in the house because we were farmers."

That all changed when he and his wife, Pat, purchased the home in 2001. Since then, the Fielders have become the proud stewards of this piece of history — a place with deep roots in politics, from its ties to the American Revolution to its recent stint as a set for the Netflix show "House of...