Virtual Field Trip to Mt. Savage, MD

Sherman Silverman, Geography, Prince George's Community College

The Persistence of Mount Savage


Cultural landscapes reflect spatial expressions of how societies perceive nature over a period of time.  Culture provides societies with alternatives influenced by how nature is perceived in the regions that people have settled.  Given this idea, how does the present landscape of Mt. Savage, Md., reflect cultural evolution of American society from the industrial Revolution to the emerging informational revolution of the new millenium?

 Location, location, location
 An industrial town
 Mt. Savage in the 1880 census
 Mt. Savage's demise
 Mt. Savage today