Author Archives: Mike Dixon

Pass the Rum: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition, a Program at the Woodlawn Branch, August 27

LECTURE:   Pass the Rum:  The Rise & Fall of Prohibition LOCATION:  Woodlawn Library – 2020 West 9th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 DATE:  Wed., August 27, 2014, 7 – 8 p.m. free This popular lecture and discussion by Mike Dixon looks at the … Continue reading

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DelMarVa Postcard and Local History Show, Dover, Sept. 13, 2014

Press Release DOVER, DE — The DelMarVa Postcard Club is presenting a postcard and local history show in Dover on September 13, 2014.   Dealers in postcards and Delmarva Peninsula local history (books, ephemera and photos) will be exhibiting at the … Continue reading

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Links to High Quality Digital Content for Local & Family History Research on Delmarva

Since there is an enormous, rapidly growing body of research information available on the web, there is a need for a curated landing page, a place in the public commons on the net, to help someone digging into the past … Continue reading

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The Gorsuch Tavern and the Christiana Resistance of 1851

At the 19 mile stone on the York Road stands a structure built in 1810 by Capt. Joshua Gorsuch. This place is connected with the Christiana Resistance, according to the state historical marker.  Baltimore Countians departed from here to go to Christiana … Continue reading

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Southern Lancaster Co. Historical Society Presents Early Tinware in the Home

The Southern Lancaster County Historical Society PRESENTS Early Tinware in the Home You are cordially invited to attend an informative presentation by Tinsmith Karen Hurd who will talk about early tinware and its importance in the home prior to 1900 … Continue reading

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Delaware Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society Hosts Family History Workshop, July 26

The Delaware Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society is hosting “Exploring Our Family History Through Genealogy, Saturday, July 26th at the Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. Using a how-to-approach, Historian Mike Dixon … Continue reading

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Dan Tabler Rememembers Centreville in an Earlier Time at Queen Ann’s County Free Library

Centreville, MD, July 14, 2014 – On a comfortable mid-summer evening in this Eastern Shore town the porch of the Queen Anne’s County Library was filled with people intently listening to Dan Tabler, 89, talk about Centreville’s past. He began writing … Continue reading

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Hard-Working Lawman Started In Caroline County When the Sheriff and One Deputy Kept the Peace

Denton, MD., June 18, 2008 — Louis Andrew, 81, of Denton ended a 32-year career as sheriff of Caroline County when he retired in 1994.  Born on a farm at American Corner, the 10-year old started hanging out with a … Continue reading

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LaMonte Cooke Got His Start in the Old Days as a Rookie Kent County Deputy.

When 25-year-old LaMonte Cooke, a Philadelphian, joined the Kent County Sheriff’s Office in 1975, the entire seven-man force was white. “The day I interviewed for the deputy’s job with Sheriff Bartus Vickers, he had four questions for me. He wanted … Continue reading

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Rev White of Bethel A.M.E. Urges Families to Document History

CONOWINGO, Maryland, May 20, 2014 — The concluding program observing the 150th anniversary of emancipation in Maryland paid tribute to the memory of those who sought or fought for freedom from slavery.  On this Saturday in mid-spring, spiritual and cultural … Continue reading

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