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Salisbury, Maryland (Images of America Series)

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In 1732, Salisbury Towne was founded on the eastern coast of Maryland on 15 acres, which belonged to William Winder. The town flourished, and upon the founding of Wicomico County in 1867, its county seat was declared Salisbury. Both the town and the county grew rapidly, earning Salisbury the nickname "Crossroads of Delmarva," a fitting moniker for what is today the most populated city between Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Dover, Delaware.
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In 1732, Salisbury Towne was founded on the eastern coast of Maryland on 15 acres, which belonged to William Winder. The town flourished, and upon the founding of Wicomico County in 1867, its county seat was declared Salisbury. Both the town and the county grew rapidly, earning Salisbury the nickname "Crossroads of Delmarva," a fitting moniker for what is today the most populated city between Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Dover, Delaware.
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Founded on a tiny 15-acre plot in the early eighteenth century, Salisbury expanded into a county seat and Maryland's second most active seaport. Jason Rhodes tells it all in 200+ carefully selected archival images that take you through the town's fascinating history. (P.S. Civic pride rides high in Salisbury. Last summer, the ocean-side community received a National Civil League All-American City Award.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738586892
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,388,572
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Jason Rhodes, award-winning journalist and photographer, has combed through hundreds of photos from collections from the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Salisbury Jaycees to select over 200 images that help tell Salisbury's story. These images, many never-before-seen, take readers from the Great Fire of 1886, to the founding of Salisbury University in 1925, to the golden era of the 1950s and 1960s with hangouts such as Johnny's and Sammy's and the Polar Bar, and the birth of the downtown plaza. A lifelong resident of Maryland's Eastern Shore, Rhodes has authored previous Arcadia books on his native Crisfield and Somerset County, as well as a history of amusement parks in Maryland.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 On the Waterfront 9

2 By Land and Air 17

3 In God We Trust 21

4 School Days 35

5 Health Care 45

6 Landmarks 51

7 Commerce 69

8 Agriculture 97

9 Fire and Other Disasters 103

10 Recreation and Celebration 111

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