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Secrets of the Eastern Shore Pop Up Shop in Cambridge, Maryland
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The Secrets of the Eastern Shore Holiday Pop Up Shop, 2018!

The Secrets of the Eastern Shore Pop Up Shop is returning to downtown Cambridge! Open weekends through Christmas, the shop is located inside of the popular Jimmie & Sook’s restaurant, 527 Poplar Street. Designed as a celebration of the Delmarva region in images, words, and products, the shop is the creation of a local husband-and-wife team, the writer Jim Duffy and the photographer Jill Jasuta.…
Civil Rights Movement in the Pine Street neighborhood of Cambridge, Maryland
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GOING PLACES: The Historic Pine Street Corridor in Cambridge, Maryland

    When working on Tubman Travels, my Secrets of the Eastern Shore guide to the sites and stories associated with the Underground Railroad era on the Delmarva Peninsula, I also kept a bunch of notes on other African American stories in Delaware and on the Eastern Shore. Eventually, I put those together into a PDF document that’s available as a free download to everyone…
August 16, 2018
Foggy Spring Valley in Cambridge, Maryland
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“The most beautiful place on the Peninsula,” 1872

In an article for Scribner’s Monthly magazine, the 19th-century writer George Alfred Townsend shared his impressions after a bit of wandering around Maryland's Eastern Shore. The article included the description below of what it was like to come up the Choptank River into Cambridge, Md. in 1872, just a few short years after the Civil War. When you come to the part about the shady…
Secrets of the Eastern Shore Pop Up Shop in Cambridge, Maryland
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The Secrets of the Eastern Shore Holiday Pop Up Shop!

    The Secrets of the Eastern Shore Pop Up Shop is back! Located at 412 Race Street in downtown Cambridge, Maryland, it's a seasonal celebration of the stories, scenery, traditions, and artistry of the region. The Pop Up Shop is chock full of fun finds and gift items, many of which you won't find anywhere else. Think breathtaking photos of sweet Shore scenes, one-of-a-kind jewelry…
Phillips Packing Company Overturned Trucks
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The Phillips Packing Company Strike of 1937: Black and White Together on the Picket Lines

    The next time you drive through Cambridge, Maryland along Route 50, take a good look behind the Wawa convenience store, toward Dorchester Avenue and the western horizon. The towering pair of old smokestacks there have some faded lettering on them, “PPCO,” for Phillips Packing Company. This year marks the 80th anniversary of a big strike there that made headlines around the country back…
The Price of Freedom
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TUBMAN TRAVELS: The Price of Freedom

    The most popular route from Dorchester County into Delaware along the Underground Railroad ran through Samuel Green’s old stomping grounds of East New Market. Today, Faith Community United Methodist Church is tucked off to the east of the highway there, behind the tracks that give that Railroad Avenue its name. The church dates its history to 1844, when it was known as Colored People’s…
Bucktown Village Store on Maryland's Eastern Shore
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TUBMAN TALES: Young Harriet Goes Down to the Crossroads

This is an excerpt from my book, Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Adventures on Delmarva. The book tells keystone stories about the Underground Railroad, with each story attached to a place or places that you can go visit. More info about the book here. BIG PICTURE: God Works in Mysterious Ways This is the truism that will likely end up first and foremost in your mind on…
Secrets of the Eastern Shore Christmas

The Secrets Pop Up Shop Is Here!

    Secrets of the Eastern Shore has opened up a Pop Up Shop for the holidays! Located in downtown Cambridge, our temporary retail storefront at 412 Race Street is right across from the town’s famous Crab Pot Christmas Tree. We are open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Dec. 18. Please email or call 443.477.4490 to ask about other days or make an appointment. In addition…