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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

TIME MACHINE: Marva Theater, J. Dawson Clarke.


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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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Sunday, July 16, 2017

TIME MACHINE: 1942, 1927, 2003.


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April, 1942 (Worcester county residents experience affects of the World War)













Above items from The Democratic Messenger (Snow Hill) 

October, 1927



The Evening Journal (Wilmington)



February, 2003


The Daily Times (Salisbury)


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Sunday, July 2, 2017

TIME MACHINE: July 4th!



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**CELEBRATING THE FOURTH IN 1902**











































The Peninsula Enterprise

July, 1943

Enlarged message text below..



Salisbury Times

July, 1976








July 4th, 2017



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Sunday, June 18, 2017

TIME MACHINE: 1880, 1935, 2000.


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The Pocomoke City scandal of 1880.

January, 1880

 The New York Times


June, 1880



The New York Times


July, 1935


The Morning News (Wilmington)


February, 2000




The Daily Times (Salisbury)


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Sunday, June 11, 2017

TIME MACHINE: 1979, 1905, 1947, 1911, 1968.

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March, 1979

The Daily Times (Salisbury)


October, 1905

The Washington Post


February, 1947

The Morning News (Wilmington)

November, 1911
The Baltimore Sun


November, 1968









The Daily Times (Salisbury)


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Remembering


The Pocomoke Public Eye fondly recalls our late colleague, Brenda Wise, - "JMMB" - whose passing was in June, 2014.