#284 - Fourth Quarter 2020
Duck Key, in Monroe County, Florida, is located oceanside of U.S. 1 (the Overseas Highway) at mile marker 61 in the center of the Florida Keys. It lies about 90 miles south of Miami and nine miles north of Marathon (Figure 1). The .9 square mile island has a long history. Its name was given around 1722 and land ownership dates back to an 1814 Spanish land grant.
#282 - Second Quarter 2020
Compared to its neighbors to the north and south, Georgia has a short coastline, measuring just 100 miles from Savannah to St. Marys. The islands off the Georgia coast are called barrier islands because they form a barrier, or wall, blocking ocean waves and wind from directly hitting the mainland.
#281 - First Quarter 2020
Warsaw, located in Duplin County, North Carolina, is perhaps one of the most patriotic towns in the nation. Not every town in the United States is adjacent to some of the world’s largest military institutions.
#279 - Third Quarter 2019
Paw Paw, Michigan (first called Lafayette) is located in Van Buren County, which was founded in 1829 and organized in 1837. It was named for Martin Van Buren before he became president.
#265 - First Quarter 2016
Sandy Spring, in Montgomery County, Maryland is a distinct community that was settled in the 1720s by members of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers. These Quakers made their way from Pennsylvania and settled in this area, which was later named Sandy Spring.