Showing posts with label Local And National History. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Local And National History. Show all posts

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Time Machine: 1960, 1933, 1913, 2003, 1907.



April, 1960
Salisbury Times

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
I can remember seeing Jim Willing play both first base and pitcher in the men's softball league, even though he had only one arm. He could catch the ball, tuck the glove under the stump of his other arm, and throw just as well and anybody else. He is probably better known as being Pocomoke's milkman for many, many years. I believe he drove the milk truck for Sealtest milk.

December, 1933
The Daily Mail (Hagerstown) 


August, 1913
Democratic Messenger



March, 2003 



 
Daily Times (Salisbury)


ACROSS THE USA
April, 1907

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The Washington Post





1977  ..

1981  ..      We're hearing a new term "Internet" mentioned in connection with computers.



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.










Sunday, June 28, 2020

Time Machine: 1973, 1892, 1969, 2006.




March, 1973








The Worcester County Messenger


July, 1892

The Baltimore Sun

Footnote:
Some thirty years later, in April of 1922, Pocomoke City was ravaged by another disastrous fire, described in The Worcester Democrat as "The most disastrous conflagration in Pocomoke's history." 
  

December, 1969
The Democratic Messenger
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Shortly after Transmedia opened on Willow Street in the late 60s Choppy Layton and Wayne Powell were outside one day hanging two large spotlights to illuminate the fa├žade of the building. The police station was located across the street at the time, just behind the Maryland National Bank building. Orville Outten, the legendary assistant chief, emerged to inspect the proceedings.

"Boys," said Orville, "Don't you think those things are going to be too loud? They're awful big."

"What do you mean?" replied Wayne.

"I don't think we need big, loud speakers blaring all that crazy music around here. You know, Pocomoke is kind of a quiet community." answered Orville.

Wayne could hardly control himself. "Orville, they are lights, not speakers. They are for safety."

"Well, whatever," replied Orville. "Just be sure you keep'em turned down or I will be over here lookin' to lock somebody up."


January, 2006











The Daily Times (Salisbury)

(Reader comment)

Anonymous said...
Did anyone notice that Roy Windsor sold gasoline for more in 2006 than we pay for it now?





1962  ..    An early March coastal storm leaves its mark throughout the Eastern Shore.



1983  ..   Mario Bros. makes its video game debut.





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.









Sunday, June 21, 2020

Time Machine: 1923, 2006, 1939, 1983.





August, 1923(excerpt)
The News Journal (Wilmington)
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Keep in mind that Don Moore's Maryland State speed record in the fancy Duesenberg equals all of 54 miles per hour...a truly frightening speed in 1923!

tk for PPE said..
Anyone remember stock car racing at the Pocomoke Fairgrounds track in the late 1940's/early 1950's era?



April, 2006







 Daily Times (Salisbury)




August, 1939
Worcester Democrat

(Reader Comment)

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The Y-Restaurant later became well known as the Starlight under different owners.

Blogger BarryB said...
Was the Y Restaurant what eventually became the Starlight and then the Pour House?

March, 1983
Baltimore Sun






1967  ..


(Reader comment)

 Anonymous said...
Pony Ranch started out as a Dairy Queen and later morphed into a real restaurant. The first banana splits in Pocomoke were served at Pony Ranch.

tk for PPE said..
In the 1950's/1960's where else in Pocomoke could you get pizza?  Anyone remember chocolate zips (sort of chocolate milk mixed with small ice chips)?  They were available at most places around town that had soda fountains.

1978  ..  At the movies..
  

  
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.