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. 

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:

August, 2004 

News Journal (Wilmington)

December, 2006

Daily Times (Salisbury)

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