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    Author Dashiell Hammett's house ?

    I have heard that the author of The Maltese Falcon was born on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park in the 1800's. Does anyone know whereabouts it is at ? I have driven down that road a zillion times and I have never seen it. I am sort of a history buff and like to do research on my spare time. Thanks.

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    The house ( Hopewell Manor) is no longer there. There is an historical marker on the eastbound side of Great Mills Road, right around the entrance road to Sanner's Lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvick29 View Post
    I have heard that the author of The Maltese Falcon was born on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park in the 1800's. Does anyone know whereabouts it is at ? I have driven down that road a zillion times and I have never seen it. I am sort of a history buff and like to do research on my spare time. Thanks.
    If you check out the local phonebook you will find that there are still many Hammets still in the county.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherM View Post
    If you check out the local phonebook you will find that there are still many Hammetts still in the county.



    and akin to ole Dashiell. Dup is closer to his age tho.
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    Dashiell Hammett was born in St. Mary's County, but apparently left as soon as he was of age and never returned. Apparently he felt he couldn't pursue a writing career in St. Mary's and headed to New York City. Read his biography, it's interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oremus View Post
    Dashiell Hammett was born in St. Mary's County, but apparently left as soon as he was of age and never returned. Apparently he felt he couldn't pursue a writing career in St. Mary's and headed to New York City. Read his biography, it's interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherM View Post
    If you check out the local phonebook you will find that there are still many Hammets still in the county.


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    and akin to ole Dashiell. Dup is closer to his age tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gumby View Post


    and akin to ole Dashiell. Dup is closer to his age tho.
    We used to play together when we were little....He used to come over to my house and eat chickin poop....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherM View Post
    If you check out the local phonebook you will find that there are still many Hammets still in the county.
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