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Guide to the A Brief History of Pocomoke City (MD) Collection. 1985.

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Collection Summary

Title A Brief History of Pocomoke City (MD) Collection
Dates 1985
Extent 1 folder
Language  Materials are in English.
Collection ID 2010.077
Abstract This collection contains a 1985 pamphlet entitled "A Brief History of Pocomoke City, Maryland" published by Walter R. Schlining. The history is separated into the following chapters: "Recollections of an 1876 Resident of Newtown", "1875 Population at 1,500", "Pocomoke's Coast Guard in 1692", "Pocomoke City Churches", "The Indians", "The Costen House", "The Hall-Walton Garden", and various small chapters on Newtown facilities and educational programs. The writing also comes with multiple pages of photography related to Pocomoke City, MD and Newtown.
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Historical Note

Pocomoke City originally started out as sparse households around the Steven's Ferry Landing. In 1865, the community was named "Newtown", and by 1878, the town was renamed Pocomoke City in honor of the river their town was organized around. The town experienced large growth in the late 1800's and early 1900's, as canning factories were established close to the railroad systems. A fire in 1922 destroyed much of Pocomoke City's infrastructure. As the canning industry began to dwindle in influence, the poultry industry began to rise in its place. As of the 2000 census, Pocomoke City boasts a population of 4,098.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a 1985 pamphlet entitled "A Brief History of Pocomoke City, Maryland" published by Walter R. Schlining. The history is separated into the following chapters: "Recollections of an 1876 Resident of Newtown", "1875 Population at 1,500", "Pocomoke's Coast Guard in 1692", "Pocomoke City Churches", "The Indians", "The Costen House", "The Hall-Walton Garden", and various small chapters on Newtown facilities and educational programs. The writing also comes with multiple pages of photography related to Pocomoke City, MD and Newtown.

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Organization and Arrangement

 

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture. Nabb Research Center holds literary rights only for material created by Nabb Center personnel working on official behalf of the Nabb Center, or for material which was given to the Nabb Center with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

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Index Terms

These records are indexed under the following headings in the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture catalog. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.



Personal Names:

 

Corporate Names:

Geographic Subjects:

Pokomoke City

Topic Subjects:

Pamphlets

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Administrative Information

Acquisition and Custody Information

Unknown, found in archive.

Preferred Citation

A Brief History of Pocomoke City (MD) Collection, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University.

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Container List

1 | 1    Walter R. Schlining's "A Brief History of Pocomoke City, Maryland"

 



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