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Easton (Images of America Series)

Easton (Images of America Series)

by Laurence Clagett
     
 

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In the early part of the 18th century, Talbot County on Maryland's Eastern Shore was restructured in size and boundary, requiring the designation of a new county seat. Groups from the Wye River to Oxford competed vigorously to have their town win the honor. But the selection committee, with manifest

partiality, decided upon the geographical center of the new

Overview


In the early part of the 18th century, Talbot County on Maryland's Eastern Shore was restructured in size and boundary, requiring the designation of a new county seat. Groups from the Wye River to Oxford competed vigorously to have their town win the honor. But the selection committee, with manifest

partiality, decided upon the geographical center of the new county: a remote field cultivated and then

abandoned by its native residents. Here was born the

town that would eventually be known as Easton. Telling the story of the original Talbot Court

House, the market, early schools, churches, and

businesses, this fascinating visual history documents

an era of significant change for the town in the early 20th century. Improved roads and transportation

allowed the widespread population of the county to come to town; friends and family members could meet

more often, and a sense of community identity began to grow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738501710
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/12/1999
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


Avid collector and local history enthusiast Laurence G. Claggett has drawn images from a wonderful personal collection as well as from the community to create this nostalgic and educational look at Easton in an earlier time. This lovingly crafted tribute is sure to win the hearts of both longtime residents and visitors to the area.

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