Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Catching for First Flight Out

The Easton Airport/ Newnam Field is celebrating it’s 75th Anniversary this Friday July 20, at 10:00am at the airport terminal! The hour long event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception of coffee and sweets! The Talbot Historical Society was asked to create a permanent Talbot County Aviation history exhibit at the Airport to celebrate this momentous anniversary! The exhibit will be viewed by the public for the first time this Friday at the 10:00am event.

Thanks to the team of Assemble Co.’s Pat Rogan and Eric Gravley who artistically created the exhibit! Thanks to Talbot Historical Society’s Executive Director Larry Denton for researching Talbot County’s rich aviation history and providing content and to Collections Manager Peggy Morey and Cathy Hill for mining the Talbot Historical Society’s many photo collections for aviation pictures of our 3 past and present Talbot County Airports! Thanks to Airport Manager Mike Henry for providing aviation history! Also many thanks to Debbie Newnam Kudner and Cooper Towers for sharing the wonderful Collections of past Airport Manager William S. D. Newnam, Jr. Come join the celebration!

 

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: The Train Leaves the Station

We just found an interesting c1930 view of the East Dover Street Railroad Ave. area of Easton, Maryland! What is now the Bennie Smith Funeral Home was the Chen’s junk yard, a graveyard for Model T’s and other early cars! Notice the train heading north toward Easton’s Railroad Station. Also notice the Asbury AME Church to the left top of this Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo! So fun to study this view back in time!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Driving in at Maple Hall Inn at Claiborne

Enjoy this photo taken long ago of the dock area at the Maple Hall Inn in Claiborne, Maryland! Sadly the Inn was demolished a few years ago. The photo is from the Dr. Laurence G. Claggett Collection at the Talbot Historical Society. Perfect photo for the extremely HOT weather we are having!!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Off to the Power Boat Races

Enjoy this Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday photo of a powerboat race perhaps on the Miles River! There used to be as many as ten power boat races a year on the Chesapeake Bay! The first documented power boat race was in 1906 on the Miles River in St. Michaels! Facts: “ Powerboat Racing on the Chesapeake “ by William W. Mowbray.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Going All In

Summer is here! Can you identify anyone in this Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection group of happy swimmers? The location is unknown but it may be Oxford, Maryland’s Tred Avon Yacht Club dock perhaps in the 1950’s or early 1960s?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Welcoming the Troops Home

This Talbot Historical Society Collection photo is of an early 1900’s Washington Street Easton, Maryland parade celebrating either the end of World War I or the return of our troops from that war! So many interesting things to look at! Notice the strings of electric lights, statues, telephone poles and wires, uniformed men and of course the automobiles!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Takes to the Field

That’s a lot of baseball players c. 1952 in Easton, Maryland! The photo is from the Laird Wise Collection at the Talbot Historical Society and was taken at the Easton Ball Park between Federal and Bay Streets! The Countryside in the background is now the Easton Bypass area! Love the local ads on the fences!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Graduation Day at Country School

Easton’s Country School 8th grade graduation is today. The Country School was founded in 1934 and Mrs. Dorothy E. Startt was hired to teach the students using the Calvert system. Mrs. Startt became the headmistress and remained in that position until she retired in 1977. Facts: The Country School website. Pictured is Graduation Day June 2, 1958, Mrs. Startt and President of the Board Peter Thompson were giving a diploma to student Jocelyn Alford. Past President of the Board, Bus Wilford is seated to the left and the seated gentleman with the plaid tie is unidentified?

Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection. Contact: Cathy Hill cvhill@atlanticbb.net to share your old photos. Comment, Like our page and join THS!

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Waiting for Regatta to Start

Warm weather has finally arrived! It’s Memorial Day weekend!! The Miles River Yacht Club in St. Michaels, Md. was founded in 1920 and purchased this Long Haul Creek location in 1930. Facts: Miles River Yacht Club website. Can you identify any of these people from the past who were enjoying the day on the dock of the Miles River Yacht Club? Love the phone booth on the dock! Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection. Contact: Cathy Hill cvhill@atlanticbb.net to share your old photos. Comment, Like our page and join THS!

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Fire on Dover Street

Let us hope the Easton Volunteer Fire Department made it in time to save this pictured Sewell Furniture Store located somewhere on Dover Street Easton, Maryland! Do you know where this building was and if it is still there?? Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection. H. Robins Hollyday was a professional photographer in Easton, Md. from the 1920’s until his death in 1981. His family donated his entire collection to the Talbot Historical Society.

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