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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

TIME MACHINE: 2003, 1902, 1989(re 1943) 1953.



Our Little Corner In Space And Time    
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February, 2003


(See enlarged text below)


The Somerset Herald (Princess Anne)


January, 1902




The Philadelphia Enquirer


April, 1989 (Former president George H.W. Bush's Eastern Shore connection)

Parade Magazine


August, 1953
Salisbury Times


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

TIME MACHINE: 1925, 1905, 1948, 1979.

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August, 1925




Democratic Messenger (Snow Hill)


January, 1905



The Ledger Enterprise (Pocomoke City)


December, 1948

                                                                        From Congregation Of Israel archives. 


Newspaper excerpt (Salisbury Times?).


Archives photo of Congregation Of Israel dedication.


Prior to construction of their own synagogue building, the first on the Eastern Shore, congregants met in rented locations in Pocomoke City. Members of the small congregation were mainly from Pocomoke City and surrounding areas in Worcester and Somerset Counties and the Eastern Shore Of Virginia.  

For a number of years the congregation had a full time rabbi to conduct regular weekly services and children's religious school instruction in the synagogue building on Third Street. Then for about a 15-year period after their last full time rabbi left in 1955 the congregation would try to have a rabbi from off the shore come to conduct Sabbath services and Sunday school, or the rabbi from the Salisbury synagogue would help the congregation on a limited basis coming down on Wednesday to teach and to conduct an evening service. The congregation engaged a rabbi, typically from the Baltimore/ Washington area, to come to Pocomoke City for yearly High Holy Days services, a tradition they were able to sustain through 2008.

Some of the family names in the Congreation Of Israel membership during its first decade of the new synagogue building included Heilig, Groh, Wahlberg, Cohen, Spinak, Scher, Flax, Kleger, and Roth from Pocomoke; Goodman, Solloway, and Segal from Snow Hill, Saltz from Crisfield, and Glick from Onancock.

The membership of the Pocomoke City synagogue dwindled as the congregation's younger generation left home for educational and career opportunities elsewhere and did not return, and as time claimed the older members. When just two families in Pocomoke City remained in the active membership, and one was preparing to move from the Eastern Shore, the synagogue had to close its doors. The synagogue's treasured articles found homes in other synagogues and in The Jewish Museum Of Maryland.  

                                                                
The synagogue's interior following refurbishing in 1998 even as membership was declining.

Undated photo, Congregation Of Israel Synagogue.

Footnote:
Pocomoke City native Barry Spinak, who now resides in Washington state, developed a website honoring the history of the synagogue and its congregation.


March, 1979

The Sunday Times (Salisbury)


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Sunday, August 6, 2017

TIME MACHINE: 2004, 1987, 1939, 1924.

 Our Little Corner In Space And Time    
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May, 2004






Somerset Herald (Princess Anne)

May, 1987



The Daily Times (Salisbury)


July, 1939

Worcester Democrat

(The Peninsula Building was located on the northeast corner of Market and Front Streets. This was before the era of automatic pin setters.) 



November, 1924 (commenting on"the young crowd")
The Crisfield Times


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Sunday, July 30, 2017

TIME MACHINE: 1888, 1950's 1925, 2003.

 Our Little Corner In Space And Time    
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1888, August 





The Record And Gazette (Pocomoke City)


Mid 1950's


WBOC-TV'S  studio set for "Club 16" some 60 years ago. Announcer John Rahe was host of this weekday early evening program.

The same studio hosts the present day "DelmavaLife" program.



August, 1925


The Democratic Messenger (Snow Hill)


April, 2003

The Daily Times (Salisbury)



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Sunday, July 23, 2017

TIME MACHINE: Marva Theater, J. Dawson Clarke.


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(Reader-friendly viewing of news archives/historical archives material)

February, 1958




December, 1958






PPE Footnotes:


Word around town was that  Dawson would remove snips of film that he felt were not suitable for family viewing at the theater. 

Over the instrumental strains of his musical theme "My Happiness" the mellow voice of J. Dawson Clarke greeted his audience from WBOC's Pocomoke City radio studio located on the northeast block of Willow Street. 





His Monday through Friday mid-morning program began in 1950 and aired for more than twenty years. During Dawson's Saturday morning "Teen Town Record Club" kids from about five through early teens crowded the small studio for the live program and a chance for prize giveaways such as candy and records.

During the early days of local television Dawson accompanied Eastern Shore Of Virginia singer Brooks Russell on the piano on entertainment programs (Russell later started WESR radio in Tasley). 

Dawson moved to Pocomoke City from Dover in the 1920's and for many years did professional  photography.

He was a proud booster of Pocomoke City and was elected to nine terms as mayor serving from 1968-1986. He didn't run for a tenth term and passed away in April, 1986 less than a couple of weeks before his 81st birthday. Councilman Curt Lippoldt succeeded him as mayor.


J. Dawson Clarke

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