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Phillips Packing Company Overturned Trucks
DestinationsWay Back Machine

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
Tubman TravelsWay Back Machine

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
Tubman TravelsWay Back Machine

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
Miscellany

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 SecretsoftheEasternShore@gmail.com or call 443.477.4490 to ask about other days or make an appointment. In addition…
Secrets of the Eastern Shore Christmas
The Newsroom

The Secrets Christmas Agenda 2016!

We are going to be busy little elves this holiday season! On top of filling customer orders for Eastern Shore-themed greeting cards and photo prints available here on our website, there is all of this coming up: • SIGNING #1: On Black Friday, Nov. 25, Secrets founder Jim Duffy will be at Sundial Books in Chincoteague, signing copies of the new Secrets guidebook, "Eastern Shore Road…
A Duel in Dorchester County, Maryland
Quote of the Day

QUOTE OF THE DAY: A Duel Solution in Dorchester

    “At this period political discussions partook of much personal rancor and vituperation …” Those words are meant as a description of America in the 1820s, though it seems to me that they might just as well have been written about the current political environment. James Stewart … Mr. Stewart’s views at this time on the national issues impressed him that the principles of the Democratic party…