#118159. Asked by serpa. (Oct 14 10 11:20 PM)
Francis Preston Blair
In 1840 Blair — and perhaps his daughter Elizabeth — encountered a "mica-flecked" spring in the vicinity of Seventh Street Pike (now Acorn Park on the renamed Georgia Avenue). He liked the location so much that he bought the surrounding land and created a summer home for his family which he called "Silver Spring". The city of the same name took its name from Blair's estate.
Quite a wonderful and very beautiful state. I grew up there and now live in Florida. I so miss the beautiful leaves in the fall. There is so much to see and do in Maryland. From the Chesapeake Bay to the Blue Ridge Mountains...
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