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Book Excerpt: The Musical Innovations of Charles Tindley

This is an excerpt from my short-read e-book: "I Will Overcome: The Soul Stirring Life of Charles A. Tindley" ($2.99 at this link). Born into dire poverty during late slavery times on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, Tindley rose to incredible heights in life. As a minister, he built one of America's first "megachurches" with more than 10,000 members. As an activist, he fought the good…
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Shore Fun Excerpt: Deal Island and the Road to Rumbley

My book Shore Fun: The Delmarva Wanderer's Guide features snapshot descriptions of more than 125 destinations on the Delmarva Peninsula. Plus, more than 150 annual events, broken out conveniently by season of the year. Below is one sample destination, a history-laden and scenery-filled adventure along backroads on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Info on the book here. On the road to Deal Island (Route…
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This Milford, Del. Man Helped Ice Cream Parlors Take Off in the 1920s

This is a free excerpt from my book, You Wouldn't Believe! 44 Strange & Wondrous Delmarva Tales. That's right, the book has 43 other stories like this one. Info on the book here. The only folks who screamed for ice cream when that delicacy first came on the market were the filthy rich. The history of the ice cream parlors we know today dates back…
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Flirtation to Fury: The Chocolate Candy Murders

This is a free excerpt from my book, You Wouldn't Believe! 44 Strange and Wondrous Delmarva Tales. More info about that and my other books exploring the history, travel, and culture on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware here. If Shakespeare had written tragedies in early 1900s America instead of early 1600s Britain, he would have had another character named Cordelia to write about. The plot…
January 27, 2023
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The Spookiest of Swamps: Pocomoke River State Park in Days Gone By

This is a free excerpt from my book, Eastern Shore Road Trips #2: 26 MORE One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. The chapter involved has lots more on the road-tripping agenda, including visits to the town of Snow Hill and the Furnace Town Historic Site. More info about this and my other books exploring the history, travel, and culture on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware here.…
September 21, 2022
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Road Trip! Kent Island, Maryland

This is a free excerpt from my book, Eastern Shore Road Trips #2: 26 MORE One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. More info here about that and my other books exploring the history, travel, and culture on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. Every year, millions of travelers looking to get away from their busy big-city lives catch their first glimpse of the Delmarva Peninsula in the shoreline of…
August 14, 2022
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ROAD TRIP! Delaware Beach Safari

This is a free excerpt from my book, Eastern Shore Road Trips #1: 27 One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. More info about that and my other books exploring the history, travel, and culture on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware here. There are two kinds of beaches on the Delmarva Peninsula, and they are as different one from the other as big cities are from rural…
August 3, 2022