Chestertown and Kent County, Maryland (Postcard History Series)

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Chestertown, the seat of Kent County on Maryland's Eastern Shore, is located on the Chester River. Once a center of trade with Great Britain and the West Indies, the town founded in 1706 now boasts grand houses built by wealthy merchants. The town is also home to Washington College, which was founded in 1782 with the help of George Washington, making it the 10th-oldest college in the country. Chestertown residents, proud of their heritage, hold their own tea party celebration each year in remembrance of the 1774...
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Overview


Chestertown, the seat of Kent County on Maryland's Eastern Shore, is located on the Chester River. Once a center of trade with Great Britain and the West Indies, the town founded in 1706 now boasts grand houses built by wealthy merchants. The town is also home to Washington College, which was founded in 1782 with the help of George Washington, making it the 10th-oldest college in the country. Chestertown residents, proud of their heritage, hold their own tea party celebration each year in remembrance of the 1774 citizens who boarded the brigantine William Geddes and tossed its cargo overboard to protest the British tea tax. This volume is meant to be its own celebration of Chestertown and Kent County's rich history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738542041
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,014,670
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Many of these postcards are from the lifelong collection of William A. (Pat) Biddle and include homes, churches, street scenes, public buildings, the Washington College campus, Betterton, Tolchester Amusement Park, Rock Hall, Millington, Galena, Kennedyville, and Still Pond. Patricia Joan O. Horsey and R. Jerry Keiser, both Chestertown residents, authored Arcadia's Images of America: Kent County.
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