Category Archives: Settlements

Wartime, when Caroline welcomed immigrants

“Wilhelmina” colonists in the 1890s (Kings Co., Calif.)

Dutch immigrants poured into Caroline County in two waves in the 1890s and settled in “Wilhelmina Colonies” east of Dover Bridge.  They came to America when farmland became scarce in their native Holland.  They worked hard, built homes and churches, and called Caroline home.  When war broke out in Europe and America sent troops, Caroline residents took a long look at their “foreign” neighbors.

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Downtown Federalsburg, 1875

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From the John B. Isler 1875 map of Caroline County.

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Downtown Preston, 1875

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From the John B. Isler 1875 map of Caroline County.

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Downtown Hillsboro, 1875

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From the John B. Isler 1875 map of Caroline County.

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Downtown Greensboro, 1875

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From the John B. Isler 1875 map of Caroline County.

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Downtown Denton, 1875

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From the John B. Isler 1875 map of Caroline County.

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Between Easton and Hillsboro, there is no Tuckahoe.

The Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace
Markers in the Landcape

 

Frederick Douglass told a Baltimore audience  in 1877:

“I am an Eastern Shoreman, with all that name implies. Eastern Shore corn and Eastern Shore pork gave me my muscle. I love Maryland and the Eastern Shore!”

Douglass also wrote:

I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland.  (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, ch. 1)

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