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Character of the Day: The Delaware Housewife Who Invented the Modern Chicken Industry

As a deeply religious young woman, Cecile Long Steele probably didn’t let loose with a string of curse words when the delivery truck driver showed up at her farm that day in 1923. Cecile had ordered 50 baby chicks, but the deliveryman had 500 chicks instead. This being 1923, Cecile couldn’t call or text customer service to sort out this mix-up on the spot. The…
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The People’s Choice: The Top 10 Secrets Stories of 2019

Envelope, please! Judging by my website statistics, here are the stories that the 100,000 or so folks who visited the Secrets of the Eastern Shore website liked best during 2019 ... • Chincoteague Character of the Day: Thomas Downing, the Oyster King of NYC • How a Big Hurricane on Aug. 22, 1933 Created the Ocean City We Know Today • Love Point on Kent…