So Long, Sandy Island Bridge

1919-2013 The Sandy Island Bridge carries Maryland Route 287 over the Choptank River east of Goldsboro, Maryland.  The bridge built in 1919 was demolished and replaced in December 2013.  The 1919 bridge replaced an earlier bridge of unknown age. The 1919 bridge

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Kentucky Ravine and Muddy Shore

The Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace Markers in the Landcape Douglass wrote: “The old cabin, with its rail floor and rail bedsteads upstairs, and its clay floor downstairs, and its dirt chimney, and windowless sides, … was MY HOME–the only

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Aunt Bettie’s Lot and Cabin

The Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace Markers in the Landcape Douglass wrote: “[My life] began in the family of my grandmother and grandfather, Betsey and Isaac Baily. They were quite advanced in life, and had long lived on the spot

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Levi Lee’s Mill

The Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace Markers in the Landcape   Douglass wrote: “Down in a little valley, not far from grandmammy’s cabin, stood Mr. Lee’s mill, where the people came often in large numbers to get their corn ground. 

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Aaron Anthony’s Holme Hill Farm

The Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace Markers in the Landcape   Douglass wrote: “As I grew larger and older, I learned by degrees the sad fact, that the “little hut,” and the lot on which it stood, belonged not to

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Wye House

The Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace Markers in the Landcape   Douglass wrote: “My master was the [overseer] on the home plantation of Col. Edward Lloyd; had overseers on his own farms; and gave directions to overseers on the farms

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Lloyd’s Long Woods

The Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace Markers in the Landcape Douglass described the day his grandmother led him to Wye plantation, where he would begin life as a working slave: “The distance from Tuckahoe to Wye river–where my old master

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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

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The Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace

Markers in the Landcape On the 100th anniversary of the death of Frederick Douglass, Ebony magazine urged its readers to plan family vacations so that the kids could see monuments to black history. They recommended you visit the birthplace of Frederick

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