Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Mason Dixon Line Talk At The Delmar Library

Saturday I attended the talk given by Mike Dixon at the Delmar Library. A modest sized group turned out for an interesting talk on the Mason Dixon Line.

He discussed the history and problems related to the disputes between Maryland and Pennsylvania resulting in the surveyed boundary line by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon from 1763 to 1767. He associated the line with references to more recent songs and other cultural media. No the line running down State Street is not the Mason Dixon Line it is the Transpeninsular Line surveyed in 1751. He did not say if he was related to Jeremiah Dixon.

The talk was paid for by the Delmar library and the Delaware Humanities Forum.

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