Wicomico County (Images of America Series)

Wicomico County (Images of America Series)

by Gianni DeVincent-Hayes, Ph.D., Andy Nunez


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Though it was the second-to-last Maryland county to be formed, Wicomico County has a long, rich history celebrated through annual festivals, heritage tourism, and many local museums and preservation organizations. Images of America: Wicomico County is yet another way for residents to commemorate this area whose name sprung from Native American words meaning “a place where houses are built.” Heavily influenced by local waterways, including the Wicomico and Nanticoke Rivers and the Tangier Sound, the heritage of this Delmarva region is preserved in the county seat, Salisbury, and other unincorporated municipalities, including Fruitland, Hebron, and Whitehaven, and the numerous structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wicomico County has grown over the last 20 years from about 60,000 people to about 100,000 people and continues to prosper.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738553214
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,144,375
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

This is the sixth Arcadia book for Gianni DeVincent-Hayes, Ph.D., who collaborated with coauthor Andy Nunez to create this pictorial history. Images were collected from the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce and the private archives of Wicomico County residents.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Sweeping Views     9
Cradle to Grave     15
Reading, Writing, 'Rithmatic     37
Foundations of the County     53
County Cornerstones     73
Another Day's Labor     85
Carrying To and From     95
Playtime     103
Storms and Stares     113
Y'all Come Back Now     117
Bibliography     127

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