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1670 map of the Choptank – How good was it?

1670 map of the Choptank – How good was it?

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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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Where the Dead Rise Up

Where the Dead Rise Up

You might not see them from the road. You have to stop and get out. Walk around for a closer look. Crypts floating to the surface.

This is St. Paul AME Church. It’s one of dozens of segregated black churches that organized in Caroline County and throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland after 1865.

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Haunted by the Heroes of 1776

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

We know where they fought. But we know nearly nothing about the civilian life and final resting place of most of them –  Adams, Feddiman, Driver, and Stainton.

The tombs of Richardson and Whiteley are in forgotten places. The rest are lost.

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How Old Black Churches Die

How Old Black Churches Die

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The Bicentennial Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace

The Bicentennial Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace

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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Park and Birthplace

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USGS does the Shore

USGS does the Shore

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Historic Boon Farmstead – Vanished from the face of the Earth

Historic Boon Farmstead – Vanished from the face of the Earth

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For map geeks only: Choptank watershed 1898-1944 from KML

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The black blacksmith with a bellowy laugh

The black blacksmith with a bellowy laugh

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The true reason why Frederick Douglass gave his heart to Anna Murray

The true reason why Frederick Douglass gave his heart to Anna Murray

Rosetta Douglass Sprague wrote in the memoir about her mother, Anna Murray Douglass, that young Frederick Bailey “gave his heart” to Anna Murray, and she “sympathized with him and she devoted all her energies to assist him” to escape slavery in Baltimore. Why Anna Murray? Because she was the girl from down home in Tuckahoe Neck.

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