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Calvert County by A. Aubrey Bodine

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(1958) Cove Point Light - oldest in the bay.
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(1958) Cove Point Light - oldest in the bay.
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(1956) Calvert Cliffs
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(1960) Calvert Cliffs
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(1969) Calvert Cliffs
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(1953) Down on the lower Western Shore the Heys and Haws of the Ox-Driver and the crack of his whip are the first sounds of spring. On his farm near Prince Frederick, Joseph Sunderland drives his oxen in with a log from his wood lot.
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Oyster Tonging
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(1961) Oyster Boat on Patuxant off Solomons
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(1953) Oxen
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(1953) Oxen
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(1953) Oxen
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(1953) Oxen
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(1953) Oxen
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(1953) Mr. Sunderland's oxen are 16 years old-approaching the age at which they will be retired, to live out their lives in ease.The two animals weigh about 3000 pounds. Sunderland with yoke of oxen
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(1953) Sunderland yoke of young shorthorns still unbroken
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(1953) William S. Turner and his son, Melvin, work their oxen in a swamp. Neither horses nor machines woould serve in this spot. Wm S Turner and son Melvin B. Turner on their 90 year acre farm at Sunderland, MD.
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(1953) A log is pulled to a sawmill by oxen in Southern Maryland, where these animals are still used for draft work.
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(1961) Hydraulic oyster tongs in operation in the Patuxent River off Solomons Island. An invention of W. E. Barrett, of Lusby, they enable tonging to be done by one man, whereas patent tongs require two or three men to a boat. The hydraulic ones also reach down much further than others- to 70 feet. They bring up four times as many oysters as traditional tongs.
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(1957) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons island
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(1957) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons Island. Francis Bevan lifting shell bag. Dr. Eugene Cronin, taking water sample aboard laboratory boat
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(1957) Patuxent River. Clam rig on dredger owned and operated by the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory for experimental purposes. Development of hydraulic clam dredge enables Maryland to produce half the nation's annual supply. Scientists use experimental model to see if dredging damages other resources and forms of aquatic life.
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Solomons Island
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Solomons Island
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Solomons Island
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Solomons Island
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Solomons Island
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(1954) Charles Gift, Calvert County. Owned by Captain Don Smith, a retired Naval officer. He and his wife live here.
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(1953) Joseph Manning and Francis Bevin planting experimental shells in Holland Straits. Some shells have been treated with 5% D.D.T., some with creosote and coal oil.(Note to call Dr. Truitt, Solomons Island, for results.
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(1937) Shipping Board Ships off Solomons Island. Monticello, Mt. Vernon, America, George Washington anchored off Solomons Island
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(1939) Shipping Board Ships off Solomons Island
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(1943) Amphibious Warfare on the Chesapeake. Tank carrier (LST) lands bulldozers on Cove Point. Bull dozers are important in allied invasion techniques because they make smooth roads across sandy beaches and save much time and energy by towing supplies and ammunition on sledges- the kind farmers use to tow rocks out of their fields.
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(1943) Amphibious Warfare. After men have landed ammunition and supplies must come rapidly. The little landing barges carry big loads and men ashore unload it in lines like a fire bucket brigade.- its fast work and saves energy
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(1943) Amphibious Warfare. Soon after comes the bulldozers- to scrape roads through the sand and haul big loads of ammunition across the beach into the dunes
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(1943) Amphibious Warfare. Among the waeapons and vehicles the big ships bring are hald tracks armed with ati-aircraft guns. Here is a scene showing how they are used. Their tracks and wheels are put in trenches to lower the bodies and steady them.
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(1943) Amphibious Warfare. immediately after the soldiers land they drop their life preservers which they must wear while in the landing barges. They are salvaged and piled up like this to be used on another day.
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(1949) Tobacco field, Calvert County. Ultimately all of this will go up in smoke. It is a tobacco field in Chaneyville, Calvert County. Besides Calvert, Maryland's tobacco output comes from St. Mary's, Charles, Anne Arundel and Prince Georges and runs into 35,000,000 pounds anually. Most of it is sold in Southern Maryland.
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(1969) Calvert Cliffs. View of 5 "steps" at the site. Small pit in foreground marks the spot where block was recently extracted. Dave Showalter9up on higher step) (step below-left to right) Dr. Robert Gernant (at wheel barrow) Doug Donald (looking left) Ed Perkins (with shovel full of dirt) Tom Kelly(with brimmed hat) Thor Hansen (with dark suit)
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(1969) Calvert Cliffs. Down "steps" at the MD Academy of Sciences Calvert Cliffs Project Site. In background- equipment and excavations of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
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(1969) Calvert Cliffs. Jim Stasz, Robert Gernant, Thor Hansen (from left) work on block inside the small laboratory trailer.
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(1969) Calvert Cliffs. Dr. Lincold Dryden Principal Investigator and Professor of geology Bryn Mawr University picking away sediment from one of the extract blocks.
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(1969) Calvert Cliffs. Fossil snail is carefully removed from the soil at Calvert Cliffs project. It is known as Ecphora quadricostata. First mentioned in 1685 in a British publication.
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(1969) Calvert Cliffs. Lower level just above bay. The exposed vertical surface of the lower level of the cliffs, just above the bay, shows sediment that surrounds the fossils of clams millions of years old.
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(1969) Calvert Cliffs. Leonard Smith of Washington, searches for sharks teeth along the shoreline below cliffs, which extend for miles.
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(1970) Cove Point Light House - the oldest on the bay
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(1943) Oyster Dredging. Schooner Catherine of Solomons Island just after making a lick. The only power used is the winch used to draw in the dredge.

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