Upper Marlboro, with its vast landscape and rolling hills, is known historically for its farming. Maybe not so much these days, but the town has always been rich in agriculture.
So it seems we've lost some history. According to The Washington Post, David A. Cross, a farmer who owned two Southern States stores in Prince George's County, died at George Washington Hospital Center. He was 75.
Cross owned Southern States stores in Brandywine and Upper Marlboro. In 1955, he graduated from Frederick Sasscer High School in Upper Marlboro and took over the family business in the mid-1970s, the Post report said.
Cross is survived by his wife, three children, two sisters and eight grandchildren.