Showing posts with label Time Machine Preview. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Time Machine Preview. Show all posts

Friday, February 21, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1968 ..  (Group picture) Pocomoke City Explorer Scouts are assisting police at school crossings.

1921 ..  (Ad)  A new exclusively music store is opening in Pocomoke offering a wide range of music products including instruments and repair service.

2007 ..  Worcester County commissioners oppose slots for Ocean Downs.

1938 ..  Special accommodations needed for funeral of Pocomoke man whose weight was well over 500 pounds.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

2004 ..  Tracing Pocomoke City's nautical history.

1972 ..  Somerset County residents recall when Marion Station was the largest shipper of strawberries in the United States.

1922 ..  Railway bridge repair delays Ocean City train service.

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1936 ..  Baseball fans are upset with a price increase for a World Series reserved grandstand seat to $5.50.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye.. 

1960..  Article on Pocomoke City government positions recalls many names of our active community leaders from that era.

1931..  Making up for lost time- Pocomoke City's Dr. Issac Costen and decades old birth certificates are in the news.

2008..  The Eastern Shore's lame duck Republican congressman backs a Democrat running for the seat.

1942..  Electricity will soon be on its way to Worcester County farm families.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1897..  The young ladies of Stockton are giving their final Leap Year dance.

1954..  Feldman Brothers is opening their new Pocomoke furniture store on Front Street. 

1998..  The fire fighting history of Smith Island, going back to the days of the bucket brigade, is recounted.

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1993..  A letter left in the Oval Office desk from a defeated President for his victorious opponent- "Your success now is our country's success. I am routing hard for you." 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1961..  The new "Pocomoke Thruway" is dedicated.

2005..  The passing at age 94 of a legendary Worcester County attorney.

1926..  (Ad) Phone 272 in Pocomoke for a trial order of the best grade cleanest coal.

1880..  A bizarre marriage in Somerset County that's creating quite a stir.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1925..  Work has started on construction of guard rails on the State Road leading from the Pocomoke River Bridge through the swamp to higher ground on the Somerset side.

1973.. Postcard pictures from the early 1900's of three long vanished sites on the lower Eastern Shore.

2010..  The lower shore's political landscape (looking much different than today's).

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1982..  (Ad) "Thinking Ahead For The 80's"- A 10 megabyte computer system.


Friday, January 10, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

2007..  Scorchy Tawes, "Wandering this Delmarvalous land" reporter, passed away.

1898..  The Pocomoke  mayor and council are pushing ahead for a complete system of waterworks and sewerage for the town.

1967..  (Ad) Beat the '68 new car price increases at Miller-Massey in Pocomoke. (i.e. new Lincoln Continental for $5,805, new Falcon Club Coupe for $1,897.)

1939..  Workmen in Pocomoke have been busy improving the appearances of some Clarke Avenue businesses.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1938..  Recollections by Chincoteague Island's salty centenarian Ben Scott.

2005..  Remnants of tropical storm Cindy make a call to the lower Eastern Shore.

1900..  (Picture) The Hotel Pocomoke's new quarters.

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1975..  Concern about prospects of gas prices rising to $1 a gallon!

Friday, December 27, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

2009..  Mayor Mike McDermott reflects on Pocomoke City's year of progress in 2008.

1975..  Former Vice President Spiro Agnew purchases a condo apartment in Ocean City.

1891..  (Ad) A Pocomoke City clothing business is offering Eastern Shore of Virginia customers cash rewards based on the number of miles they've traveled to get to their store.

1955..  (Across the USA) The long awaited opening of Disneyland has arrived.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1934..  (Ad) Enjoy an old fashioned Christmas dinner, turkey and terrapin, at the Wicomico Hotel. It's $1.00.

1964 & 1940..  A big Eastern Shore tradition- the Fruitland holly wreath auction.

1900..  A triple wedding for three sisters in Worcester County is the most notable Christmas event on the Eastern Shore but there's a sad feature as well.

1886..  (Ad) A wide variety of holiday presents are offered at these three Pocomoke City merchants.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1980..  (Picture) Pocomoke Middle School students collect items for for Christmas Food Baskets.

1937..  (Ad) The English Grill in Salisbury has a 35-cent lunch special for holiday shoppers.

1895..  (Ad) It's Dickenson's in Pocomoke City for dress goods, wraps, blankets and more for Christmas.

1955 & 1977..  Christmas wish list items.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1904.. (Ad) Lloyd & Blaine in Pocomoke offers a wide range of Christmas gifts.

2005..  A 22-member task force apparently won't be able to come up with a solution to Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic problems.

1971..  Picture- Pocomoke Taster's Recipe Luncheon committee members.

1926..  Merchants and auto dealers are putting on a big Exposition in Salisbury.

1882..  A new 400 ton steamboat is being built in Pocomoke City.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1983..  (Picture) "Bridge To Wonderland" float in the Pocomoke City Christmas Parade.

1989..  Campbell Soup Company announces it's closing their plants in Pocomoke and Crisfield.

1922..  Construction is underway in Pocomoke City on "the largest and best equipped" department store on the Eastern Shore.

1931..   A large crowd is expected at Pocomoke's new outdoor boxing arena which can seat 4,000 fans.

1893..   Should fencing be required to keep cows and hogs in check in the Eastern Shore of Virginia's Atlantic District?


Friday, November 22, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1928..  There appears to be plenty to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving but looming just around the corner is the start of the Great Depression.

2005..  It looks like all of Worcester County will be getting broadband Internet access.

1939-1945..  Is it yes or no for parking meters in Pocomoke City?

1902.. A salty old Eastern Shoreman has had his fill of Western Shore influence.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1998..  Recalling fire fighting on Smith Island starting back in the bucket brigade days.

1968..  Tradition is upset in Pocomoke City mayoral and council races.

1910..  Earthquake shocks are felt in Worcester County.

1925..  (Ad) "Clean, moral and refined" live shows are coming to the Empire Theater in Pocomoke.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1959..  A Salisbury history professor writes of a long and glorious history of the Academy that later became Washington High School in Princess Anne.

1940..  (Ad) A Pocomoke City bank says why pay rent when you can own your own home.. total price is $1,000 and $250 cash will make it yours.

1893..  "Every one was mean and hungry, and seemed to want a square meal...".  Lower Eastern Shore mosquitoes are what's bugging the writer.

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1950..  Wal-Mart would come later but Sam Walton's 5 & 10 store (picture) was a building block pointing the way. 


Friday, November 1, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at the Pocomoke Public Eye..

1977.. Occupants of "The House On The Hill," which dates back to 1778 near Princess Anne, speak about their historic home.

1937..  Monthly old age pensions in Worcester County are averaging $13.25 per person.

1946..  "Teen Town" is a new club providing activities for Pocomoke City's youth.

1887..  Scott's Ocean House hotel on the Worcester County coast offers accommodations for 250 guests at $7 a week.

Friday, October 25, 2019

TIME MACHINE PREVIEW

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.



Friday, October 18, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1893 & 1899..  Extreme cold plaguing the lower Eastern Shore.

2000..  The procedure for determining who will serve on the Worcester County School Board is about to change. 

1937..  War Admiral, a native horse of Worcester County, shatters a turf record.

1941..  Take a view of the newly remodeled and enlarged Bayly Soda Parlor in Pocomoke City.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye a special Time Machine edition features an article, rich in conveying a fascinating knowledge of Eastern Shore history during the Civil War era, written by the late professor LesCallette of Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University) and published in July, 1961.