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Arriving in September! ‘Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva’

    The inspiring stories of the Underground Railroad come alive for our times in Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. Join award-winning author Jim Duffy as he wanders the Delmarva Peninsula in search of sites and scenes that put modern-day travelers in touch with unforgettable tales from the courageous journeys that Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and an array of lesser known heroes…
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DELMARVA CLASSIC: The Sweet Strawberry Boom of Days Gone By

The story behind the variety of strawberry we enjoy nowadays is a global affair that stretches across two centuries and three continents. Way back in the 1500s, some French explorer noticed that the wild strawberries of Virginia had bigger fruits and brighter color than their European counterparts. He brought some back to Europe and farmers started playing around with them. But it wasn’t until two…
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“TUBMAN TRAVELS” SAMPLER: The Miraculous Escape of the Dover Eight

The story of the Dover Eight that follows is excerpted from Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva, a book by Secrets of the Eastern Shore that tells stories of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and many other men and women whose journeys in slavery and out of bondage went through the Eastern Shore and Delaware. BIG PICTURE: The Pressure Cooker of 1857 The lush…
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What Readers Are Saying About “Eastern Shore Road Trips: 27 One-Day Adventures on Delmarva”

    The response to the first Secrets of the Eastern Shore guidebook has been really overwhelming for this first-time book author! Here are just a few samples of comments & reviews I've collected along the way. CL Marshall on Facebook: "My parents picked up this book at The Book Bin. They love it! Since then they've put a lot of miles on the truck! They've…
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17 Delmarva Events to Put on Your 2017 Calendar Right Now

    The National Outdoor Show Golden Hill, MD Feb. 24-25, 2017 The 72nd edition of this Shore classic will feature a sweet small-town beauty pageant, the World Championship of Muskrat Skinning, and lots of other activities and displays thick with the culture of remote South Dorchester County. (NOTE: On Sun., Feb. 26, the outdoor Crawfish Boil & Muskrat Stew Festival in downtown Cambridge caps off…
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Harrington Character of the Day: The Master Whittler of Delaware

This piece about Jehu Camper, the master whittler of Delaware, is a free excerpt from Eastern Shore Road Trips: 27 One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. t's from a Road Trip that visits a trio of interesting little museums in Dover, including one that features works by Mr. Camper. Here goes: Over the course of a long life stretching across 91 years, Jehu Camper jumped from this to…