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  • Camp Increases Land Holdings

    Here's an interesting article on one camp's attempt to increase their land holdings by using Colonial law.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/bs-md-ha-scouts-land-20120131%2c0%2c1328034.story

    (You might have to cut and paste the link)

    (This message has been edited by Eagle732)(This message has been edited by Eagle732)

  • #2
    HEHEHE Archivists are cool.

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    • #3
      Interesting that the State's Commissioner of Land Patents is also the Maryland State Chief Archivist. The Commissioner approves the patent and the Archives gets $50,000. That's a nice little bonus that goes to a good cause. I've spent a lot of time at the Maryland State Archives doing genealogy research, it's a great place.

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      • #4
        Bad news is it's land they already thought they owned.

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        • #5
          Our troop just camped there last weekend. I think the tract of land is dead in the middle of the camp and they are just correcting an error from decades ago.

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          • #6
            Interesting that sometime over the past 400 years the state has gone from "granting" property to those who satisfy the requirements, to selling it to them at fair market value.

            Gee, that's a surprise.

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            • #7
              Raisinenright, I was there last weekend too.

              Yes, they thought they owned it and now they will have to buy it from the state.

              My understanding is that In colonial times when the state granted land it was not given for free but rather in exchange for something, usually for recruiting and transporting new immigrants in an effort to populate the state.

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              • #8
                732 is correct, there were stipulations that had to be met with land grants. Didn't meet the requirements, it went back to the colony, or throne, as the case may be.

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                • #9
                  Two BCSR camp staff sailed with us this summer. They said they love the place.

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