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Old 02-14-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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Ok, thanks All for the replies. Not really hoping that the area attracts major industry, rather a nicer setting. Nice restaurants and clean attractions. I think the harbor is even short sighted and pretty crappy.

So what happened decades ago (centuries) LOL, when old town seeded itself with still standing historical venues and, just across the river.... It's this? I mean, Annapolis is nice....
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Upper Marlboro
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So what happened decades ago (centuries) LOL, when old town seeded itself with still standing historical venues and, just across the river.... It's this? I mean, Annapolis is nice....
Three things stand out historically:

- Native Americans still have local roots in the Picataway - Nanjemoy - Aquasco area, and were certainly a deterrent against extensive development during the early settlement of the state, think 400 years ago.
Example: Before suburbanization in the 1960s, in which the county has has growth rates >20% since then, Charles County had its highest populations in 1790 (20,613) and 1950 (23,415). So this area has been desolate for a while compared to the rest of the region.

- The area had a somewhat notorious reputation, as there were many shady establishments along 210 and 301 back in the day. Strip clubs, casinos, slot houses, those sort of things. Not exactly the type of activity to spur development of anything more than what the historic districts of Clinton and Waldorf are. Sarcasm intended.

- The Piscataway / Mattawoman / Aquasco areas have long established black families and communities. Unfortunately, this was not seen as a desirable factor for much of this country's history.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:02 PM
 
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Three things stand out historically:

- Native Americans still have local roots in the Picataway - Nanjemoy - Aquasco area, and were certainly a deterrent against extensive development during the early settlement of the state, think 400 years ago.
Example: Before suburbanization in the 1960s, in which the county has has growth rates >20% since then, Charles County had its highest populations in 1790 (20,613) and 1950 (23,415). So this area has been desolate for a while compared to the rest of the region.

- The area had a somewhat notorious reputation, as there were many shady establishments along 210 and 301 back in the day. Strip clubs, casinos, slot houses, those sort of things. Not exactly the type of activity to spur development of anything more than what the historic districts of Clinton and Waldorf are. Sarcasm intended.

- The Piscataway / Mattawoman / Aquasco areas have long established black families and communities. Unfortunately, this was not seen as a desirable factor for much of this country's history.
Maybe the people who believe casino's are the answer should read this..........



https://ldawkins.wordpress.com/2011/...minders-today/


Both these were torn down with in the past year or so.........

http://www.lonniedawkins.com/Waldorf...ttle_Vegas.htm
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Thanks for that info. I read the wiki page, but am just trying to get a grasp.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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Maybe the people who believe casino's are the answer should read this..........



https://ldawkins.wordpress.com/2011/...minders-today/


Both these were torn down with in the past year or so.........

Waldorf Maryland remnants from Little Vegas gambling past
Different era. And who from DC is gonna drive all the way to Waldorf back then to go to a dumpy casino. Anyone who had any cash and gas to burn went to Atlantic City.

I would have expected those casinos to close after Atlantic City got started.

Casino's are the answer to what?
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Upper Marlboro
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Different era. And who from DC is gonna drive all the way to Waldorf back then to go to a dumpy casino. Anyone who had any cash and gas to burn went to Atlantic City.

I would have expected those casinos to close after Atlantic City got started.

Casino's are the answer to what?
I think you simply reiterated their point.
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:19 PM
 
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Different era. And who from DC is gonna drive all the way to Waldorf back then to go to a dumpy casino. Anyone who had any cash and gas to burn went to Atlantic City.

I would have expected those casinos to close after Atlantic City got started.

Casino's are the answer to what?
It was one of the most sought after destinations in it's day in the 50's and 60's and yes people from DC went there,people from the entire Easter seaboard went there becuase it was the only place around.Atlantic City didn't open it's first Casino until 1976 or 78. Close to ten years later after Waldorf's heyday.

https://ldawkins.wordpress.com/2011/...minders-today/

"US 301 from Waldorf to the Potomac River Bridge was known as “Little Vegas” or “Slot Machine Alley” during the 1950s. Las Vegas had nothing on Southern Maryland as far as the number of slot machines and the revenue from gambling at that time. US 301 was known as Sin Strip — bright lights, lots of celebrities like Guy Lombardo, Paul Newman, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton. They all performed on the Strip according to an article in the Baltimore City Paper. Waldorf was the Mecca of this Strip and was described in an article as a tiny little truck stop town along a major shipping route that hosted slot machines in every building and restroom along route 301. Casinos were legal in Charles County for about 20 years ending in 1968."

Some of the real old timers will tell you about Elvis and others coming through early in their careers.
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:06 PM
 
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So, what’s the update on Fort Washington with all of this new movement?
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:10 AM
 
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So, what’s the update on Fort Washington with all of this new movement?
..............nope.
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Old 12-19-2018, 04:18 AM
 
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G1, I would ask that you refrain from posting on things that add no substantive value (beyond your subjective love affair with your hometown in Charles County), but that would effectively stop 99% of your posts in general.

RonJon, the current focus is just north of Fort Washington, in the Oxon Hill area. Fort Washington's noticeable changes are the continued road improvement efforts along MD-210. Beyond that, at the moment there is little notable development. Residential building continues in the area, with both new and old home stock upticking in price.
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