Atalie Day Brown, The Capital Gazette
By harnessing the momentum created by Maryland's War of 1812 Bicentennial, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-District 3) helped secure $54,080 in National Park Service grants to fund two Pasadena stops on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail.
The grants will support an initiative called Trail to Every Classroom (TTEC).
"This will launch an educational partnership around the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail," Sarbanes said. TTEC aims to educate students about the state's role in the War of 1812 by getting them out of the classroom and onto historic sites.
Pasadena has two locations along this historic trail, Fort Smallwood Park, 9500 Fort Smallwood Road, and Hancock's Resolution, 2795 Bayside Beach Road. These locations played pivotal roles in the War of 1812 against Britain. Situated on the Patapsco River, Fort Smallwood Park provided a great vantage point for the British assault on Baltimore. Whereas Bodkin Creek, near Hancock's Resolution, was the site of an unexpected strike from the Royal Naval in 1814.