A Sharpshooter on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

By | Aug 13, 2017

Annie Oakley, the female sharpshooter of “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” fame along with her husband Frank Bulter called Cambridge, Maryland one of their retirement homes. She along with Butler decided in 1912 to stop performing with the Wild West show. The couple lived in the Eastern Shore town from 1912 until 1917. Those familiar with […]

The Path to Independence

By | Jun 30, 2017

How much do you actually know about what happened on and around July 4, 1776? We all know that July 4th is the birthday of the United States, but is it really? Events that led up to the birth of the United States started in 1774 when 56 representatives from 12 of the British Colonies […]

Maryland Day

By | Mar 25, 2017

Maryland formally recognizes March 25th, as the day of its founding. It was on that day in 1634 that the first settlers sent by Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore established the first settlement in land chartered to the Calvert’s.

40 Years Gone

By | Jun 10, 2016

This past weekend I attended the graduation ceremony at the High School where I graduated. I attended it as a reporter, not as a guest of a graduate. But as I was watching the graduates walk across the stage to receive their diplomas it hit me that 40 years ago I was one of those […]

The City of Fruitland, Maryland

By | Dec 1, 2015

When traveling Business Route 13 through Salisbury, Maryland, you may not even realize that you left Salisbury, shortly after passing Salisbury University, and entered the City of Fruitland. That is unless you noticed that sign welcoming you to Fruitland. With a population of over 4,000 it is one of the larger of the incorporated areas […]

Beginning the Mason/Dixon Line

By | Nov 15, 2014

For many when you mention the Mason/Dixon line they think of it as the division between the North and the South and the Civil War. The Mason/Dixon line was nearly 100 years old when the Civil War began and was created due to the dispute between the English Colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania. From the […]

The Great Hurricane of 1933

By | Aug 21, 2013

1933 had a very active summer for hurricanes.  By mid-August there had already been 7 recorded storms with one of them turning into a hurricane.  Beginning on August 17th a storm was detected northeast of the Leeward Islands.  When the center of the storm made landfall of the United States over Norfolk, Virginia as a […]

Happy Independence Day

By | Jul 2, 2013

On Monday July 1, 1776, the Continental Congress began the debate on the resolution that Richard Henry Lee of Virginia had made on June 6th. Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all […]

The Chestertown Tea Party

By | May 23, 2013

Many are talking about the Tea Party who are in protest of the taxes as well as the size and policies of some of the Governments and Politicians of the United States, however this is about an annual non political Tea Party that is in memory of Revolutionary Times. During the 18th century the Maryland […]

The Sins of Our Daughters

By | Mar 4, 2013

It seems that everyday we see young ladies do what many think are foolish things. Recently Miss Teen Delaware, Melissa M King, resigned due to the uncovering of a porn video that appear to have her performing in it. Even if it is her, what’s the big deal? Don’t we all do something that at […]

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