Sunday, September 13, 2015

TIME MACHINE ... 1884, 1950, 1976, 1917, 1893.

 "Friendliest Town On The Eastern Shore."  Our tradition runs deep.  Excerpt from a letter to the editor from a visitor to Newtown, (former name of Pocomoke City) published in the Baltimore Sun, April 28,1847.

This place (Newtown) is a pretty snug little village, containing about 500 clever and hospitable inhabitants; it has good wide streets, quite clear of that "eye sore," known mostly over the Peninsula by the name of "deep sand"; the houses, though built of frame, are generally built substantially and with some discretion and taste; there are two neat, new, and quite handsome frame churches in it; as for the merchants of the place, suffice it to state that they are very clever and hospitable.  F. Mezick, Esq., the landlord with whom I stopped, and his very obliging and jolly assistant, are richly deserving of a passing notice, for the good treatment and the extension of the many civilities to "the stranger."

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August, 1884..

The Denton Journal

Footnotes: The term "drummer" meant salesman.

When the case was being heard in court in October the sudden death of a juror resulted in postponement of proceedings until a new jury could be be seated.  The case was concluded in November with Mills being sentenced to eight years in prison.

(From a September, 2000 "Yesteryears" column in the Somerset Herald) 

1950 ... The formal opening of the new State road between Marion and Westover, completing a modern highway from Crisfield to Route 13 was scheduled for Saturday, September 2nd, when Governor William Preston Lane, accompanied by a number of newspapermen from the Eastern Shore, would cut the ribbon crossing the highway at the Marion end of the road. The Crisfield American Legion band was scheduled to appear at the opening, along with many citizens, representatives of local organizations and businessmen.

June, 1976 
(The Salisbury Times)

Father And Son To Head Clubs

SNOW HILL-  Father and son will become presidents of their Rotary Clubs at a joint meeting of the Snow Hill and Pocomoke City clubs Wednesday night.

The event will be at the Nassawango Country Club.

William G. Kirbin, Jr., Snow Hill attorney, will become president of that club succeeding Ninnian Beal.

His son, William H. Kirbin, editor of the Worcester County Messenger, will become president of the Pocomoke City club. He will succeed Thomas Ashby.  

July, 1917
Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Wallops Island Oyster Company is the name of a new concern chartered and organized at Chincoteague Island with $7,500 capital stock. The company will plant, grow and catch oysters for the markets.

September, 1893..

Peninsula Enterprise

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