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A Race to the Chase

By Linda Tancs

Ever wonder where some cities get their unusual monikers?  The town of Chevy Chase, Maryland allegedly got its name from a battle between the English and Scottish forces at the Cheviot Hills bordering England and Scotland.  The feud was commemorated in the 15th century composition The Ballad of Chevy Chase (a chase is a tract of land used for hunting).  You may want to make a race to the Chase to see its namesake rose.  The red rambler blooms for only a few weeks around this time in the area.


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