Exploring American Monsters: Virginia

 Jason Offutt The commonwealth of Virginia began in 1607 as the Colony of Virginia, the first permanent British settlement in the New World. It was also one of the original thirteen colonies to declare its independence from England. Virginia’s General Assembly is the oldest law-making group in the New World. Virginia was also the capital of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Virginia and Maryland donated…

Exploring American Monsters: Maryland

The state of Maryland, recognized as the birthplace of religious freedom in the New World, is the ninth smallest state in the Union at 12,406.68 square miles. However, that’s still larger than the entire country of Belgium. Although small, it has a lot of shoreline. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Maryland has the tenth longest tidal shoreline in the U.S. with 3,190 miles. The lyrics of the…