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736 MARYLAND MANUAL
POET LAUREATE OF MARYLAND
By Chapter 178, Acts of 1959, the Governor was authorized to
appoint a citizen of Maryland as Poet Laureate of Maryland. Under
the provisions of this Chapter, the Governor appointed Vincent God-
frey Burns (Code 1967, 1965 Supp., Art. 41, sec. 77A).
MARYLAND SPORT
By Chapter 135, Acts of 1962, the age old equestrian sport of
Jousting was proclaimed as the official sport of the State of Maryland
(Code 1957, 1965 Supp., Art. 41, sec. 79A).
STATE DOG
By Chapter 156, Acts of 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was
declared to be the official Dog of Maryland (Code 1957, 1965 Supp.,
Art. 41, sec. 77B).
STATE FISH
By Chapter 513, Acts of 1965, the striped bass or rockfish (Roccus
saxatilis) was designated as the official fish of the State of Maryland
(Code 1957, 1965 Supp., Art. 41, sec. 71A).
NAMES AND ORIGINS OF COUNTIES
ALLEGANY
The name is from the Indian word Oolikhanna meaning "Beautiful
Stream." The County was erected by an Act of Assembly, Chapter 29,
Acts of 1789. The County Seat is Cumberland.
ANNE ARUNDEL
This County was named for the Lady Anne Arundel, wife of Cecilius,
Second Lord Baltimore and founder of the Colony. It owes its origin to
an Act of Assembly, Chapter 8, Acts of 1660 (April Session). The
County seat is Annapolis, which is also the Capital of the State.
BALTIMORE CITY
The existence of Baltimore City as a governmental unit distinct from
Baltimore County was provided for by the Constitutional Convention
of 1860. The name is that of the Proprietary's Irish Barony.
BALTIMORE
The name of this County, like that of Baltimore City, derives from
the name of the Proprietary's Irish Barony. The legal origin of Balti-
more County is not Known, but it was surely in existence by January
12, 1669/60 when a writ was issued to the sheriff of the County. The
County seat is Towson.
CALVERT
This County takes its name from the family name of the Proprietary.
It was established by an Order in Council of 1654, and it was called
Patuxent County until 1668. The County seat is Prince Frederick.

 
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