Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The End For Pocomoke City's Winter Quarters Golf Course?

     The picture and caption below is posted on Pocomoke City's website:

See: Discuss the closing of Winter Quarters Golf Course from the the minutes of the January 8 Pocomoke City Council meeting (2nd page of the online minutes at link below).

http://www.cityofpocomoke.com/_minutes_files/minutes/January%208%202018.pdf

Sunday, January 21, 2018

TIME MACHINE: 1899, 1951, 2004, 1909.


Our Little Corner In Space And Time    
(Reader-friendly viewing of items from newspaper archives)



February, 1899


The Evening Times (Washington, D.C.)         
          
July, 1951     
              

                                
                       
 
Democratic Messenger (Snow Hill)



March, 2004





     


Somerset Herald (Princess Anne)


April, 1909









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Monday, January 15, 2018

Pocomoke Firemen circa 1960's

Thanks to Monna Van Ess for sending this picture. Monna says she's been told the picture may have been taken in the 1960's.

 (L-R Back Row) Frank Shockley, Marion Butler, Sr., Dwight Hoffman, Joe Byrd, Marion Butler, Jr., Tom Lankford, Mike Dean, Skip Dize. (Front Row) John Hall, Hunter Lankford (Tom's son).

Sunday, January 14, 2018

TIME MACHINE: 1958, Undated, 2004, 2006.

Our Little Corner In Space And Time    
(Reader-friendly viewing of items from newspaper archives)


JULY, 1958



In the news..

-To celebrate its third anniversary on the air WDVM radio was bringing the nationally popular Buddy Murrow orchestra to the Pocomoke armory with proceeds to benefit local civic organizations.

-Concern was being voiced regarding a housing shortage in the area due in part to an increase in personnel at the Chincoteague Naval Air Station. (Ironically, the base unexpectedly closed the next year and the housing shortage vanished.)

-School integration was the topic of publisher Elmer M. Jackson Jr.'s column chiding Democrats who were speaking out against a judge's ruling that desegregation should take place gradually.

-The 33rd annual Chicoteague Firemen's Carnival was ready to open with three finalists vying for carnival queen.

-An open house was to be held at the new Pocomoke High School where classes were scheduled to begin in September.

-J.J. Newberry's was celebrating the third anniversary of their new store on the corner of Second and Market Streets.

-The State Roads Commission was offering $15,000 to acquire five Pocomoke properties on Snow Hill Road but the property owners were not expected to accept the offer. 

-The large four-faced clock in front of Citizens National Bank was damaged when struck by a truck but the clock continued to function okay. 
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This is one of the photos from the Virginia Eastern Shore Public Library old picture collection that's available for viewing on line.



To view the collection, click here:
http://www.espl-genealogy.org/mearscol/pixfrompast/pixfrompast.html


August, 2004 



 
 
 
 
 
News Journal (Wilmington)



December, 2006


Daily Times (Salisbury)


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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Downtown Trees Are Gone

(From WBOC video)

Pocomoke City's former tree lined Market Street.

THEN



THIS WEEK






View TV news story:

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Wintertime Diversions!



Step 1. Think Spring weather!  

Step 2. Think Spring flowers, Spring events, Spring travel!

Step 3. If you need a further diversion from mother nature's wintertime shenanigans see Step 4!

Step 4. It's reported scientists have found proof of a fourth dimension.  So click on the site below and see if you can figure it out (by the time you do it might be Spring!).  

https://www.outerplaces.com/science/item/17464-scientists-found-proof-fourth-dimension

Step 5.  If  Step 4 doesn't sink in go back to Steps 1 & 2.  Also circle March 20th on your calendar and view it often!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

TIME MACHINE: 1949, 2003, 1912, 2008.

Our Little Corner In Space And Time    
(Reader-friendly viewing of items from newspaper archives)


March, 1949
The Baltimore Sun

Footnote:  The old school building was located at 5th Street between Walnut Street and Cedar Street, and faced Walnut Street.  The new school that was under construction is the current MAC Senior Center.  When the new school opened it was home to the first through third grades.


March, 2003
Somerset Herald (Princess Anne)


January, 1912

Ads from The Democratic Messenger (Snow Hill) 


January, 2008










The Daily Times (Salisbury)



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