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In the early part of the 18th century, Talbot County on Maryland's Eastern Shore was restructured in size and boundary, requiring the designation of a new county seat. Groups from the Wye River to Oxford competed vigorously to have their town win the honor. But the selection committee, with manifestpartiality, decided upon the geographical center of the new county: a remote field cultivated and thenabandoned by its native residents. Here was born thetown that would eventually be known as Easton. Telling the story of the original Talbot CourtHouse, the market, early schools, churches, andbusinesses, this fascinating visual history documentsan era of significant change for the town in the early 20th century. Improved roads and transportationallowed the widespread population of the county to come to town; friends and family members could meetmore often, and a sense of community identity began to grow.
ISBN: 9780738501710
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Avid collector and local history enthusiast Laurence G. Claggett has drawn images from a wonderful personal collection as well as from the community to create this nostalgic and educational look at Easton in an earlier time. This lovingly crafted tribute is sure to win the hearts of both longtime residents and visitors to the area.
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