Around St. Michaels

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Images of America: Around St. Michaels is a visual journey of a town and surrounding countryside through two centuries of life on the water, at work, and at leisure. Known as "the town that fooled the British" during the War of 1812, St. Michaels has continued to inspire independent spirits such as abolitionist Frederick Douglass, novelist James Michener, and the Victorian-era poetess Amelia Welby, whose work was admired by Edgar Allan Poe. These vintage photographs and postcards, featuring everything from antebellum mansions to the skipjacks on the Miles River, were compiled from the St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary's Square, Talbot County Historical Society, Talbot County Library, and private collections. This volume documents the women and men of African, West Indian, and European descent who shaped the history of this landmark scenic town on the Chesapeake Bay.
ISBN: 9780738542584
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Christina Vitabile spent her early years as a resident of Royal Oak, located just outside of St. Michaels. She is an artist, a history enthusiast, and a member of the St. Mary's Square Museum and the Talbot County Historical Society. When not working near Philadelphia, she returns to her home near Deal Island.
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