Friday, October 25, 2019


This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1847.. A visitor complements the lower Eastern Shore and especially Newtown (Pocomoke City's former name).

1977..  Pocomoke City officials point to 1976 as one of the most active and productive 12 months since the town was incorporated in 1878.

1939.. (Ad) Lankford's ESSO is opening at the corner of Second and Market Streets in Pocomoke.

1924..  Somerset revival event is marred by home robberies and thefts from automobiles that occur during the two weeks of services.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Public Forum In Pocomoke


Pocomoke City Mayor & Council announce that Maryland State Senator, Marybeth Carozza, will hold a 2-hour session prior to the Mayor & Council meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Pocomoke City Council Chambers to meet and speak with the public regarding issues and changes they would like to see in and around Pocomoke City and Worcester County. She will also be on the Agenda to speak at the Mayor & Council meeting that will take place at 6:30 PM also in Pocomoke City Council Chambers.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

TIME MACHINE: 1893, 1899, 2000, 1937, 1941.

January, 1893

St. Mary's Beacon (Leonardtown, Md.)

February, 1899

The Evening Times (Washington, D.C.)

November, 2000
 Daily Times (Salisbury)

Footnote: The absentee ballots count was 1023 in favor and 447 against. 

June, 1937

Democratic Messenger

March, 1941

Worcester Democrat

Footnote: The Peninsula Building was located at the northeast corner of Market and Front Streets.


1979..  Partial meltdown of a reactor is the cause of a major nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania.

The Time Machine is a weekly feature I've enjoyed researching and compiling on The Pocomoke Public Eye since 2011.  I have fond memories of growing up in Pocomoke City and welcome reader contributions we can share about things you've read, remember, or were told relating to our Pocomoke/Eastern shore area...a sentence, a paragraph, or more all fine. Just email it.