Federalsburg in Vintage Postcards

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Overview
Situated on the fickle Marshyhope Creek, Federalsburg, has long reached out to Maryland and the rest of the country with trade on its waterways and rails. In 1791, Isaac Nichols called a tract of land in the middle of the eastern shore of Maryland "Rawley." The name became "Federalsburg" in the late 18th century when the small village, consisting of only two streets, was dominated by Federalist influence. Before the Civil War, Federalsburg was involved in the shipbuilding industry; later its energies were invested in mills, farming, and canneries. When the railroad arrived in 1867-1868, trade in Federalsburg proliferated even more as refrigerated cars allowed produce to be shipped to major cities in the North. Federalsburg's agricultural heritage has since continued to endure.
Details
ISBN: 9780738515748
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Maryland
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
The Federalsburg Historical Society, Inc. has compiled a fascinating collection of postcards that depicts this small Maryland town as travelers, residents, and postcard recipients saw it throughout the years. Floods, railroad scenes, and favorite places are all featured in what is sure to become a treasured volume in everyone's library.