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Stretching 1875 onto 2021

Stretching 1875 onto 2021

1875 re-stretched: We re-worked the Isler 1875 map of Caroline County. This time we started with a high-resolution digital map from the Library of Congress Map Collection. We used high-end geographic information system (GIS) software “georeference” (digitally stretch) the Isler map over today’s web map.

Check it out.

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Century Farm Heritage

Century Farm Heritage

The Maryland Century Farm Program was established in 1994 to recognize farms that have been in the same family for 100 years or more. See them in the historic landscape with our Century Farm Heritage Map. Turn on layers for historic maps of Caroline County in 1875 and 1897, and USGS Topographic maps of the Mid-Shore region from 1880 through 1940 and later.

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First Black Women

First Black Women

Meet Six Strong Black Women who were “First Ever”: Jarena Lee, Lucretia Kennard Daniels, Dr. Enolia P. McMillan, Gloria Richardson Dandridge, Edythe M. Jolley, Addie Clash Travers.

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News went back to Caroline that I was shot and killed

News went back to Caroline that I was shot and killed

“You know the feelings of the white people here in Delaware.
Are you ready to die?”

I said, None of these things move me.
I never was so inspired to speak since the day I was born.

And news went back to Caroline,
that I was shot and killed.

#blackhistorymatters

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Bishop Wayman’s Long Road Home

Bishop Wayman’s Long Road Home

I walked 16 miles from Easton to my father’s. I knocked at the door and said, “Who lives here?” Father answered by saying, “Who is that?” I said, “Me.”

Then mother said, “That’s Alexander”– showing a mother never forgets her child.

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Family Names Search – A Map to Show the Way

Family Names Search – A Map to Show the Way

This article shows you how to use the Choptank River Heritage Family Search Map to find names of persons who owned farms and businesses in Caroline County in the 1890s.

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Getting the History Right – Tuckahoe Neck Quaker Meetinghouse

Getting the History Right – Tuckahoe Neck Quaker Meetinghouse

The roadside historical marker tells us only the basics. And some of that is wrong. Read more …

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A Short History of the Quakers in Caroline

A Short History of the Quakers in Caroline

The history of the Society of Friends (Quakers) on the Eastern Shore of Maryland goes back to 1659 when the Quakers in Talbot County established the Third Haven Meetinghouse. The first Quaker meetinghouse in what would become Caroline County was established at Marshy Creek near Preston in 1727.

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Murdered! Sallie Dean, Age 13

Murdered! Sallie Dean, Age 13

The murder of a Harmony schoolgirl in 1895 still shocks and fascinates
county residents and true crime enthusiasts.

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Nettie Dean Carter – Ahead of Her Time

Nettie Dean Carter – Ahead of Her Time

In an unusual twist of fate, the Ridgely native – and prominent teacher, suffragette, and businesswoman – received more attention from the Baltimore press than from local media during her remarkable lifetime.

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Historic black schools since 1870. Eight are still standing.

Historic black schools since 1870. Eight are still standing.

This month, we complete our four-year survey of historic schools in Caroline County, 1820-1960.
#blackhistorymatters
 
We re-discovered 23 segregated black schools built since the 1870s.

Eight black schools are still there. 

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Leverton the Quaker and Hubbard the free black were neighbors. And secret agents.

Leverton the Quaker and Hubbard the free black were neighbors. And secret agents.

Find out how Hubbard and Leverton with worked with Harriet Tubman and others to move freedom seekers through Caroline County to safety.

#blackhistorymatters

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