Category Archives: Delmarva History

Eastern Shore White Potato Pie recipe

This is a season for comfort foods and family recipes. In keeping with that spirit, here is a recipe for White Potato Pie, which is a uniquely Eastern Shore dish. Our family first got a taste of this thanks to … Continue reading

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Mmm. Mmm. Muskrat. Coming to a plate near you.

On the Eastern Shore and Delmarva Peninsula, people are known for eating all sorts of things that raise eyebrows elsewhere. Crabs, for starters. Up in New England, they look at you kind of funny if you walk into a seafood … Continue reading

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3 questions with Delaware Rev War expert Kim Rogers Burdick

  Delaware during the Revolutionary War Award-winning historian Kim Rogers Burdick is the author of the recent book, REVOLUTIONARY DELAWARE: Independence in the First State. She will be talking about the War of Independence in our region during a special … Continue reading

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Chance meeting sparked Civil War romance

Confederate found love—and a new home—in Canal Town By David Healey There couldn’t have been a worse time for Capt. Lucien M. Bean of the 17th Mississippi Infantry. The Confederacy was crumbling. In the heart of the South, Union Gen. … Continue reading

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Remembering one of Chesapeake Bay’s worst hurricanes

To Hell and Back Again with Hurricane Hazel by David Healey You can still find a few old-timers who will share stories about one of the biggest hurricanes in living memory to strike the Chesapeake Bay. Her name was Hazel, … Continue reading

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Ocean City hurricane of 1933: Maryland’s City on the Sand

Hurricane of 1933 shaped Ocean City resort Ocean City is Maryland’s beach town, a place where the population swells to nearly 400,000 on summer weekends. Tourists stroll the boardwalk or splash in the waves. It’s a place for sun, sand … Continue reading

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History unlocked at the C&D Canal Museum

C&D Canal spans waterways, and maritime history Of all the sights that visitors to Chesapeake City, Maryland, can see, only a handful of tourists and locals alike manage to make their way to the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Museum. Those … Continue reading

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Wrecked stone once intended as monument to general

by David Healey A couple hundred feet down the road from the house where we stay on a Maine island is a rectangular granite block about 75 feet long, half covered in weeds, and on which are stacked a few … Continue reading

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Delmarva accents: Delmarvese is a language unto its own

by David Healey As if anyone needed further proof that Delmarva is a place unto itself, the people speak a different tongue. This language of the land between the bays is known as Delmarvese. You’ve heard it, even if you … Continue reading

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Now this was a March snowstorm to remember

A mid-March snowstorm is unusual, but it is not unprecedented. Back when I was researching Great Storms of the Chesapeake, I came across accounts of the March 19, 1958 storm that buried much of the upper Chesapeake Bay region. Damage, and … Continue reading

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