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Salisbury Police Take to the Air in 1941

The rapid response of Salisbury police officers puzzled wayward types in the tranquil summer of 1941, as officers started arriving on calls at surprisingly fast speeds. When someone phoned headquarters to report a suspicious activity, it seemed as if the … Continue reading

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Eastern Shore Digital Maps Available from Sheridan Library at Johns Hopkins University

The Sheridan Library of Johns Hopkins University has a large collection of digital  Eastern Shore maps.  Family and local history researchers will find these online collections to be helpful.  Products include digital aerial maps published in 1938 and 1952, topographic … Continue reading

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Historical Society of Kent County Offers Thoughtful Programs: The Case of USCT Obie Evans Was Examined This Month

On the First Friday of each month the Historical Society of Kent County in Chestertown hosts the history happy hour, a special time for blending a social mixer with local history. Guests at these well attended programs sip on wine … Continue reading

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Photographer Ed Herbener Produced Many of Delaware’s Real Photo Postcards

Almost everyone enjoys looking at old postcards from around the Delmarva Peninsula.  Plying the trade that produced these tiny early 20th century time capsules were a number of local and itinerant photographs. One of them was Edward Herbener, a Newark photographer.   The Newark Post … Continue reading

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At History Happy Hour Dr. Newton Examines Story of the Murder of Escaped Slave & Civil War Soldier

Press Release – Kent County Historical Society The Charles Sumner GAR Post 25 here in Chestertown is a reminder of the many African-Americans from the Eastern Shore who fought in the Civil War. Identified as USCT or United States Colored … Continue reading

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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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