by The Baltimore Sun

Susan came to Maryland,
not on the Ark or the Dove,
but a migrant from the Midwest
mixed in clover and hayseed.

 

 

Note: Today, on April 18, in 1918, Maryland selected the Black-Eyed Susan as the State Flower.

This was after much debate.

The Baltimore Sun, among many others, was not in favor of the Black-Eyed Susan selection, and they dismissively wrote the above quote.


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