Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Goes to Court

The first Talbot County Courthouse was built in Easton, Md. on this site in 1712. In 1794 a new wooden Court House was built that more closely resembles this pictured one. In 1898 a brick facade was added in a major renovation. Facts: “Images of America Easton” by Dr. Laurence G. Claggett. 1905 postcard image from the postcard collection of John Dodson, owner of Easton Antique and Art Gallery. Love the carriages!!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Takes Time to Go Shopping

Two buildings that are no longer there may make this a difficult place to locate on Washington Street Easton, Maryland! There are a number of pictures of this brand new Acme grocery store in the Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection. Now there is a parking lot and a different grocery store in that spot! Do you have memories to share about the Calvary Methodist Church next to the Acme? Perhaps basketball memories?? The church was built in 1830 and sold in the late 1950’s! Facts: “Easton Album” by Norman Harrington 1986.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Goes to Church

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Project Rewind-Talbot County: Thank you Juliet Caruso for sharing your family Collection photo taken c. 1925 of an Easton, Md. Methodist Church group! Juliet’s Mother , Eleanor Lee Tarbutton was about 6 years old and is the cute girl on the front row seventh from the right! Notice the knickers on the boy to the far left! The church is unidentified but maybe the photo was taken behind the past Ebenezer M. E. Church on Washington Street? The upper floor housed the Talbot Historical Society Auditorium until a couple of years ago. Can you help us identify this church?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Heads off to High School

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This charming Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo of Oxford, Md. High School students circa 1928-1929 was a “Star Democrat” Mystery photo Oct. 1, 2001. Identified are left to right: Elizabeth Lewis, Mabel Greenhawk, Sara Newnam, Miriam Bringman, ? unidentified man with cap, Lester Gibson and Roland White. The Oxford High School students were moved to Easton High School in 1938. Fact: “Oxford Treasures Then and Now” by Douglas Hanks, Jr. with the Oxford Museum. Are you a relative of any of these pictured Oxford High School Students?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Saluting Mrs. W. Alton Jones

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Mrs. W. Alton ( Nettie Marie) Jones was Easton’s benefactress for more than four decades. Mr. & Mrs. Jones moved to Talbot County in 1942. Mr. Jones was the President of Cities Service Oil Co. but was killed in a plane crash on March 1, 1962. Examples of Nettie Marie Jones’ legacy in Talbot County are the YMCA, Memorial Hospital, Hog Neck Golf Course, Hog Neck Community Center and skating rink, and St. Mark’s Ministry. Presenting a picture of the newly finished YMCA to Mrs. Jones ,center,are left to right John Jessup, Bill Shields, Mrs. Jones’ assistant Mary Straughn, George Olds, and Tom Hill. Photo found yesterday at THS in a folder marked John Earle . Facts: “Easton Album” by Norman Harrington 1986.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Catching a Flight

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Project Rewind-Talbot County: Easton Airport Easton, Md. was built by the federal government during World War II as an emergency landing field between Dover and Andrews air bases! At the end of the war the town of Easton and Talbot County purchased it from the federal government for $1.00 and they became the joint owners of the airport. They then leased it to Cities Service Oil Company who built this administration building, a large hangar and tower. Facts: “Easton Album” by Norman Harrington 1986. Does anyone remember if this building was demolished or just incorporated into the present airport?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Filling Up in Easton

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Project Rewind-Talbot County: Can you figure out or remember where this Colonial Amoco Service Station was in Easton, Maryland? This Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection photo was taken circa 1957-1962! Do you know what is in that location now??

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Taking It to the Bank

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Project Rewind- Talbot County: A group of some of Talbot County’s finest citizens of the past are pictured in this Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo of the Easton National Bank leaders! On the front row left to right are: Porter Matthews, Hugh Henry, J. McKenny Willis, Emory Slaughter and Sheldon Blades. Back row far right are: Maurice Stewart and Bill Wolcott. Thank you Tom Hill for identifying those mentioned. Can you help us identify the other Bank employees on the back row?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Takes the Train

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Project Rewind: Talbot County: Not sure what is more special in this Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo, the Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train or the car? Maybe our automobile experts followers can date the year of the car? Wonder where this photo was taken?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Takes a Meeting at the Bullitt House

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Easton, Md. corner of Harrison and Dover Streets ! Found this Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection negative this week and was thrilled to see it scanned in!! The Bullitt House was built by Thomas Bullitt in 1801 and remained in the Bullitt-Hayward-Chamberlaine families from 1801 until the 1930’s. Help date the cars that are parked everywhere, even in the backyard of the Bullitt House! Also nice view of the Dover St. Motor Inn Garage! In recent years Bill Hunter, Jim Clark, and┬áNick┬áBrady, who owned it and donated it the Mid-Shore Community Foundation who owns it today. Facts: “Where Land and Water Intertwine” by Christopher Week , and memories of Tom Hill.

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