The Western Reserve by Jim Stark Residents of northeast Ohio are very familiar with the name Western Reserve. Case Western Reserve University probably tops the list for name recognition, but a hospital, insurance company, church, ballet company, high school, nursing home, motorcycle dealership, plus many others organizations and businesses also include those words in their […]
Hinchingham, Maryland was surveyed in 1659 – one of earliest settled areas in Kent County, Maryland
The Hynson family first came from England with three servants and lived on Kent Island, Maryland. Hinchingham was granted in 1659 to Thomas Hynson for 2,200 acres, lying along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay and extending north from Swan Creek. Hinchingham farmhouse Thomas Hynson was then in the 39th year of his age and […]
DYK: Do you take your square with you when you travel?
In colonial days your dinner plate was a square piece of wood with a “bowl” carved out to hold your serving of the perpetual stew that was always cooking over the fire. The kettle was never actually emptied and cleaned out. New ingredients were simply added to the muck. You always took your “square” with […]