Tag: Maryland

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is one of the earliest existing Episcopal Church buildings on the Eastern Shore

Surrounded by giant oaks and sycamores, by boxwood and fragrant pines, by tombs of the humble and the rich, St. Paul’s stands today a real monument to the energy and religious zeal of those Church of England members who settled … Read More

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Great [photographs] of Kempton, West Virginia children – Sometimes the children worked in mines

Can you believe that sometimes children as young as twelve worked in coal mines? When photographer John Vachon visited the coal mine town of Kempton, Maryland-West Virginia in May 0f 1939, he took outstanding photographs of the people in the small … Read More

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Pictures & film of coal-mining town Kempton’s playground for children – with great video of Life in a coal-mining town

Children living in the coal mining town of Kempton, Maryland-West Virginia had difficulty finding a place to play as these photographs taken May 1939 by photographer John Vachon reveal. Children playing in street of company town. Kempton, West Virginia  Children … Read More

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The Eastern Shore of Virginia & Maryland holds many secrets about American history

Inspired by true events, Col. John Washington (ancestor of President George Washington), Randall Revell, Tom Cottingham, and Edmund Beauchamp ward off Indian attacks and conquer the wilds of Maryland’s Eastern shore in 17th century colonial America in this historical novel, … Read More

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