Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Enjoys Spring and School

Spring and pollen are in the air!! Enjoy this Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection photo of an Easton Elementary School flower show! Do you recognize any of these adults or students? Tom Hill believes the gentleman to the back right is Mr. Wood, the principal of the Idlewild Elementary School circa 1950!!

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Talbot Historical Socierty Project Rewind: Moves Off the Tracks

Project Rewind- Talbot County: Oh My!! This photo is of the wreck of the “Baltimore Flyer” at St. Michaels, Md. that occurred August 13, 1918! Wonder how they cleaned that mess up back in the day?? Photo from the H. Robins Hollyday Collection at the Talbot Historical Society.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Safe at Home Plate

It’s that baseball time of year again! This Laird Wise photo was taken at the Easton Ball Park sometime in the late 1950’s early 1960’s. Notice the signs around the Easton Ball Park on Federal St., E. S. Adkins & Co., Reads, Royal Crown Cola and what looks like People’s Ice Co.. Any memories of these businesses? Do you remember this ballpark? Do you know what is in this space now?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Goes to the Lumber Yard

Recognize this Easton, Maryland building? What business is there now? The Nuttle Lumber and Coal Company was founded in Denton in 1930 by three members of the Nuttle family. J. D. Neal and Richard Derrickson bought the operating interests of the Company in 1973. J. D. Neal retired in 2011 and Jamie Neal runs the operation in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. J. D.’s brother Keith runs the home building Nuttle Construction business in Denton, Md. Facts: “myeasternshoremd.com” article by Abby Andrews Dec. 7, 2011. Do you have memories of this company you would like to share?

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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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