Stately

Barrett Manor

Maryland

We lived in a little town called California, which is situated in St. Mary's County not far from the Patuxent River NAS and the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

PAX NAS

 

PAX NAS

From the back: The Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, is situated on a 6,800-acre tract where the Patuxent flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The Naval Air Test Center tests and evaluates naval aircraft and their components.

Our dad worked here for a while when he was with LTV, who had a contract with the NAS. The one thing I vividly remember from that time was that this was before regulation of supersonic aircraft over land. Having the windows rattled at 2:30 in the morning was a regular occurence.

Leonardtown Wharf

 

Leonardtown Wharf

This, of course, has been reonavated into a waterfront park area.

From the back: Located on Breton Bay, a picturesque inlet of the Potomac River.

Potomac River Bridge

 

From the back: On U. S. Route 301 Newburg, Md.

It is now the Nice Bridge. The full name is the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas "Mac" Middleton Bridge.