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

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

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

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

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The black blacksmith with a bellowy laugh

The black blacksmith with a bellowy laugh

In West Denton … there were two blacksmith Shops serving the farmers and residents of the area. One was operated by a Negro named Walter Moore … I doubt if any kingdom ever fell because Walter’s nails came loose.

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Wartime, when Caroline welcomed immigrants

Wartime, when Caroline welcomed immigrants

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Socialist radicals on the Choptank

Socialist radicals on the Choptank

Gilpin Point on the Choptank River was once the site of a colony of radical economic reformers. The small colony of “Georgists” advocated the economic philosophy of Henry George. They held property in common at Gilpin Point, called for a single-land-tax economy, and hoped to create a model utopian community on the Choptank River.

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Skipjack, fertilizer sack, mule, boy.  Repeat.

Skipjack, fertilizer sack, mule, boy. Repeat.

As many as four or five two- and three-mast sailing vessels at a time were often tied up at the Denton wharves. I often had the job of leading the mule forward to lift the bag out of the vessel’s hold, and backing him up again to drop the bag onto the wharf and to lower the tongs back into the hold for another bag. You get the picture – the mule and the boy – back and forth all day until the last bag was out of the hold.

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Maggie Lee is dead, Joe.

Maggie Lee is dead, Joe.

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Big Yard Sale at Adams Landing.  Am moving to Boston.

Big Yard Sale at Adams Landing. Am moving to Boston.

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