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Salisbury, Maryland: Picturing the Crossroads of Delmarva

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At the head of the Wicomico River, among seemingly endless fields, is Salisbury, Maryland, the crossroads of Delmarva. Its teeming port, university and inventive residents have transformed this once rural town into the commercial and cultural hub of the region. With a fascinating collection of vintage images, Dr. Gianni DeVincenti Hayes and Andy Nunez create a nostalgic portrait of Salisbury while celebrating its evolution. From scenes of residents pulling together in fire and flood to images of the Chicken ...

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Overview

At the head of the Wicomico River, among seemingly endless fields, is Salisbury, Maryland, the crossroads of Delmarva. Its teeming port, university and inventive residents have transformed this once rural town into the commercial and cultural hub of the region. With a fascinating collection of vintage images, Dr. Gianni DeVincenti Hayes and Andy Nunez create a nostalgic portrait of Salisbury while celebrating its evolution. From scenes of residents pulling together in fire and flood to images of the Chicken Festival and long-ago summer days spent on the baseball diamond, Salisbury, Maryland: Picturing the Crossroads of Delmarva visually chronicles the history of a city while honoring its distinctive spirit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596297845
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,393,599
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Acknowledgements 9

In the Beginning 11

Foundation: From Bottom to Top 25

Livelihood: Land and Water 41

Industry: Light and Heavy 63

Lifestyle and Culture: The "Born Heres" and the "Come Heres" 71

The Bury Celebrates 85

Transportation: Movin' on Up 97

Worship: "Let Us Bow in Prayer" 107

Healthcare: More than a Band-Aid Fix 117

Education: Life Lessons and Book Learnin' 125

Disasters: Woe Is I 135

Growth: Expansion in All Directions 147

Bibliography 157

About the Authors 159

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