Setting Sail from Denton

Stand in the Place: The Age of Sail returns to Denton and the upper Choptank River Sailing the Choptank was never easy. Even so, schooners, bugeyes, pungies, and skipjacks tied up at Denton from the 1700s till the 1930s. Now

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I know your name but can’t recall where we met.

Jumptown? Casho’s Mills? Furman’s Grove? Jadwins Creek? These were the names of real places in Caroline County 50 or 250 years ago. The places are still there, but many of the place names are lost to memory. Now you can

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“Tuckahoe”

by Robert Durwood Madison In observance of Black History Month, we’re publishing Tuckahoe, a cycle of poems which beckon us to learn more about Frederick Douglass’s life and times – and to Stand in the Place. Robert Madison wrote: “By

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The town that sprawls across 3 counties, 2 states, and 3 centuries

It’s a bit of a stretch to call Reliance a town.  Officially, it’s an unincorporated community. It’s a place that straddles two states and three counties – Caroline and Dorchester counties in Maryland, and Sussex county in Delaware. But in

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1670 map of the Chesapeake – How good was it?

Lord Baltimore commissioned the Bohemian-Dutch merchant Augustine Hermann to produce a map of his Maryland colony in exchange for a large land grant near the head of Chesapeake Bay.  Hermann’s map was published in England in 1670. In his A Biography

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I knew Flora Price when she lived in Denton. But where is she now?

The skipjack Flora A. Price was built at Chase, Maryland, in 1910.  She was one of the largest skipjacks ever built.  Flora lived briefly on the upper Choptank at Denton. Flora dredged Chesapeake oysters for 70 years, sailed as a yacht for

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Haunted by the Heroes of 1776

Caroline County sent six regimental, militia, and staff colonels to war against British imperial troops during 1776-1783: Col. Peter Adams Col. Matthew Driver Col. Philip Feddiman Col. Benson Stainton Col. William Richardson Col. William Whiteley Altogether, they fought at Harlem

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The Bicentennial Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace

We updated our map app that shows clues in the Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace.  See the full-size app here.

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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Park and Birthplace

An open letter to the Editor, Times-Record Mr. Polk, ​I  would like to point out a couple of inaccurate ideas about Frederick Douglass’s birthplace which are presented in your article, Douglass Park opens on bicentennial, in the Times-Record, February 21.

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