Friday, April 24, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

2010  ..  Four vie for two Pocomoke City Council seats; one incumbent and one newcomer win.

1930  ..  A new ferry service connecting Kent Island and Annapolis is opening.

1954  ..  Dr. Myron Smith is opening an optometry practice in Pocomoke.

1886  ..  A new steamer service from Chincoteague to Ocean City is being eyed with the aim of getting oysters to market sooner. 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Museum Collecting Info On Pandemic Effects

The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum in Berlin is asking residents to send copies of diary entries, newspaper clippings, photos, journal entries and other articles documenting the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  For more information, or to submit your voice memos or other stories about covid-19, email the Calvin B Taylor House Museum at

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 Anonymous said...
It is a little known fact that when Mr. Calvin B. Taylor died in 1932 he was the first victim of a new disease, COVID #1. This disease had 18 subsequent mutations and is now known as COVID-19.
4:29:00 PM

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


The Closed Session of the Pocomoke City Mayor & City Council is to be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 and Thursday, April 23, 2020.  The meeting will be called to order at 5:00 PM

Pocomoke Mayor & City Council has determined to be necessary and voted to hold a closed session under the provisions of the General Provisions Annotated Code of Maryland, Sec. 3-305 (b), (1) The appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of an appointee, employee, or official over whom it has jurisdiction or any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals;
(2) protect the privacy or reputation of an individual with respect to a matter that is not related to public business.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Time Machine: 1910, 1991, 1887, 1960, 1955.

August, 1910
Baltimore Sun

March, 1991
Daily Times (Salisbury)

October, 1887
The Morning News (Wilmington)

January, 1960
Pocomoke Firemen
  Pocomoke Fire Company photo

March, 1955

Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Ill.)

1959  .. Average Cost of new house $12,400.00

                Average Yearly Wages $5,010.00
                Cost of a gallon of Gas 25 cents
                Average Cost of a new car $2,200.00
                Movie Ticket$1.00
                Loaf of Bread 20 cents
                Kodak Movie camera $67.50
                Ladies Stockings $1.00

1971  ..                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Daily Times  
      (Pocomoke Elementary, formerly the high school)                                                                        

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.