The Spanish-American War is fought with Spain.
The regional population reaches 3 million.
Seventy percent of the original forestland in the area has been cleared. Less than thirty percent of it remains. Many of the roads in the area have to be widened and graded to make them f
Automobiles and trucks begin to take over the roads. Turnpikes are paved.
Baltimore becomes the last major city in the country to install sewer lines, but it is the first to create wastewater treatment plants. This is an effort to try to save the oysters in the surrounding
World War I takes place. The US enters the war in 1917
1914 - 1918
The region’s population exceeds 4.5 million.
The Great Depression begins. The economy is in the worst state it’s ever been in. Tens of thousands of people are unemployed and face poverty. Many families and individuals are homeless.
Regional population reaches 5 million
The first multi-state conference on the Bay’s health is held. The federal government, and representatives from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. are the