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One of original colonies
Became state: April 28, 1788
Almost a third of known railroad certificates from the state are concentrated within the Baltimore & Ohio RR and a few other major railroads; many companies are under-represented within the current certificate population. Therefore, many railroad companies will be very hard to collect.
|Reflecting its English colonial origin, the seal shows a shield with Lord Baltimore's coat of arms. An earl's crown and a helmet above. Farmer with shovel left. Fisherman with fish right. Ribbon with Fatti machii parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words.) The state motto variably appears in unofficial versions above and below the main design: scuto bonae voluntatis tuae coronasti nos (with favor wilt thou compass us as with a shield).|
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