... The country’s first long-distance telegram was received in Maryland.
... The U.S. National Anthem was written in Maryland.
Maryland is a high-energy, high-population state with a population of 6.1 million people. The state has the country’s largest median household income at $80,776, putting it firmly in 1st place. The economy of the state is dominated by world-stage players, including Johns Hopkins University, The National Institute of Mental Health, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Food and Drug Administration, Celera Genomics, AstraZeneca, and many more.
The state is known for life sciences, biotechnology, tourism, fishing, high-tech, and government. The best way to experience Maryland is to start by checking out annual events around the state. Start with the Antique and Classic Boat Festival, a June event that brings out the best vintage race boats around. Boat rides, family-friendly activities, and plenty of food await anyone that wants to take on the crowds. Maryland is also home to the Historic National Road Yard Sale, which is 824 miles worth of yard sales. It’s absolute insanity, but you never know what you’ll find until you check it out.