Barrett Manor


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.




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.