Monthly Archives: August 2014

Delmar Medical Society?

A quick question, as I am hoping someone might have some answers. Does anyone know about the Delmar Medical Society of the Eastern Shore? Recently I was re-reading a past newspaper article in the Daily Times of Salisbury about the … Continue reading

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San Domingo’s Rosenwald School Dedication

Jason Brown started the first grade in 1931 in the San Domingo Rosenwald school in Wicomico County.  And today he sat in the same No. 1 classroom of that school, today dedicated as the San Domingo Community and Cultural Center.  … Continue reading

Posted in Maryland, People, Schools

1963 Fire takes Salisbury’s West Side — Ritz, Blue Moon, The Spot, & more

A fire on Saturday afternoon, February 16, 1963, erupted at Lake and Main Streets, destroying a theater, a night club, and a five and ten cent store.  Salisbury fire fighters were assisted by firemen from Hebron, Parsonsburg, Delmar, and Fruitland; … Continue reading

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A Bird’s Eye View of Salisbury’s “California” (c. 1908)

You may have to click on the image to see it better, but below is part of the Bird’s Eye panoramic map created by T. M. Fowler of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, believed to be dated 1908.  This portion of the map, … Continue reading

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West Side Salisburians — Recognize this?

I am not sure how long this store has been Sandi’s, but the building dates to around 1887 as the Windsor Store, under the ownership of Albert M. Windsor.  This was known between 1899 and 1947 as H.H. Hitch & … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Salisbury’s California

I have found no one who can point to a source explaining the date of when the Salisbury West Side streets were laid and named, or how the area came to be labeled and forever thereafter known as “California.” That … Continue reading

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Wesley Williams survived the 1860 Salisbury fire

The question remains — did he also survive the Salisbury fire of 1886? Currently I am focused on my latest project, a new book on the history of downtown Salisbury, Maryland.  It is being done from a different perspective and … Continue reading

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