Author Archives: Mike Dixon

Sudlersville Fire Engine Returns Home

From the Volunteer Trumpet the newsletter of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Sudlersville Fire Engine No. 1, a 1927 American LaFrance, has occupied practically every corner of the Chesapeake Bay region over the course of 90 years.  But now this … Continue reading

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Wilmington was once the place for quick marriages

Eloping couples once came to Wilmington for a licenses and a quick ceremony, but just before World War I, Delaware passed more restrictive laws. A city newspaper, proclaiming that Wilmington was no longer a “mecca” for marriages, remarked that “Wilmington’s Days as a Gretna Green has gone glimmering.” Continue reading

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Mike Dixon’s Lectures Available from the Delaware Humanities Forum

The Delaware Humanities Speakers program sends scholars, authors, and experts to community groups, organizations, businesses and schools around the state. They provide a broad array of thought-provoking presentations that make culture and Delaware history and community available and accessible to … Continue reading

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Saving an Old Home Movie: Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s Funeral Train

Late in the afternoon of June 8, 1968, the long-delayed funeral train carrying the body of Senator Robert F. Kennedy to Washington passed through Elkton. It was around 6 p.m. and the train was about 4-hours late. Larry Beers, a … Continue reading

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11,000 Likes on Delmarva History

Thank You for Following Delmarva History on Facebook, as we Pass a New Milestone 9,000 Likes. We want to say thanks to everyone for stopping by to spend a little time on the Delmarva History space on Facebook as we … Continue reading

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Sassafras River History: A Community Discussion Hosted by the Sassafras River Association

The Sassafras River Association invites you to participate in a program that examines the history of the scenic tributary that rises in the marshy areas along the Delaware line and flows some 20 miles to the Chesapeake Bay.  Historian Mike … Continue reading

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The Delmarva History Conversation Continues on Facebook

Since we published our first blog post on April 13, 2007, we have kept up with evolving social media platforms, maintaining multiple channels of communications.  As the digital publishing transformation continued, some outlets became more media rich, interactive, and extremely … Continue reading

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