Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Going For An Apple a Day

It’s the right time of the year for apples!! Can you help us identify the young ladies in this Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection 1949 photo taken at a poultry show somewhere in Talbot County.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Getting Help with the Truck

This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday photo of the George H. Thompson Auto Repair Truck shows an interesting truck configuration from a number of decades back! The first customer dialed direct call using area codes was made on Nov. 10, 1951 so phone number 912 dates this truck back before that date! Fact: Wikipedia “ When was the first area code used?”

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Catches the Last Train

This Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00am – 4:00 pm, is the last day to visit the Talbot Historical Society’s “Trains and the Development of Talbot County” Exhibit at the Galleries of Neall House on the Talbot Historical Society Campus on Washington St. Easton, Maryland! Come and bring your family! Enjoy this Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection aerial view of a train going through the countryside!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Takes a Letter

This is how typing class in Talbot County looked back in the 1950’s! Do schools still have a typing class? Computers are so much better, smaller, and forgiving when a mistake is made! Can you help us identify these students? This Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection negative was probably taken at the Oxford Road Easton High School.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: The Elmira Arrives at Avalon Island

Many thanks to Dave McQuay for sharing this 1903 Avalon Island photo from his Grandmother Lottie Covington Harrison’s Collection! The pictured boat is the Elmira which was built by Captain Syd Covington for his son Ruley Covington. The Elmira was the first gasoline powered boat in the area and the picture was taken on the southern end of the oyster shell created Avalon Island off of Tilghman, Maryland. Facts: Dave McQuay a descendant of Captain Syd Covington.

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Talbot Historial Society Project Rewind: Waits for the Race to Begin

The first unsanctioned Miles River powerboat race was 8 miles long and the early races included all forms of crafts including yachts and workboats. The first sanctioned powerboat race on the Shore was in Cambridge, Md. on June 20, 1911! Facts: ” Powerboat Racing on the Chesapeake” by William W. Mowbray 1995. Enjoy this Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo of a hydroplane powerboat launching by crane at the Miles River Yacht Club!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Review: Heads Off to School

It’s back to school! This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo was the”Star Democrat’s” Talbot Historical Society Mystery photo on February 28,2005. Our Museum database states the photo appeared in a Moton High School Musical Recital program from 1950 and the group identified as the officers of the Glee Club. The students are identified left to right first row: Minnie Green, Ernestine Brummel, Barbara Russell, Evelyn Hanson and Doris Leatherberry. The second row: Douglas Brown, Marvin Cornish, Chauncey Miller and Nathaniel Trott. The Moton School in the background appears to be the first Port Street Moton High School!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Loving a Good Parade

Love a Washington Street Easton, Maryland summer parade! The buildings look the same but the businesses have all changed! This Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection photo was taken sometime in the 1950’s! Enjoy comparing now and then!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Flies Out of Town

The Talbot Historical Society and Easton Airport have recently partnered to produce a history of Eastern Shore Aviation,1925-1987. This will be a permanent exhibit housed at Easton Airport, updated periodically with new photographs and stories. We are searching for first-person accounts or photographs of the beginning of Aviation on the Eastern Shore: stories of pioneering pilots, early airfields, early aircraft, and significant developments over this time.

Contact Larry Denton, Executive Director, Talbot Historical Society (director@hstc.org) or Mike Henry, Airport Manager (mhenry@talbgov.org).

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: A Jousting We Will Go

St. Joseph’s Jousting Tournament and Horse Show was held in Cordova, Md. “Attraction Magazine” shared some Maryland Jousting history in a recent article. It stated that in 1632 the first Lord Baltimore, Cecil Calvert introduced Jousting in Maryland and St. Joseph’s has been hosting Jousting tournaments since the 1870’s, except during wartime. This year was the 149th tournament at St. Joseph’s ! Have you ever attended this historic event? This 1930’s photo is from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection.

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