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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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One of the excursions in my book Eastern Shore Road Trips (Vol. 2): 26 MORE One-Day Adventures on Delmarva is a tour of baseball greatness with stops honoring five major league greats who hailed from the region, including four Hall of Famers. This excerpt is the section of that trip dedicated to slugger Jimmie Foxx. Itty bitty Sudlersville, Md. is the first stop in this…
Wye Island Drawbridge on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Quote of the Day: The Old Wye Island Bridge Tender

In Hulbert Footner’s 1944 book “Rivers of the Eastern Shore,” the author takes note in his chapter on the Wye River of a little-used old drawbridge leading out to Wye Island, on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore: Wye Bridge, which crosses to the island, is a long, creaking, wooden structure, dry and silvery with age. In the middle it has a true drawbridge like the one…
Philadelphia Athletics on field at Shibe Park, 1911 World Series, Home Run Baker is second from left
Road Trips

America’s Pastime on the Eastern Shore: A tour chock full of baseball greatness

NOTES: This is a free excerpt from my book, Eastern Shore Road Trips #2: 26 More One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. Enjoy! More info on the book here. JIMMIE FOX OF SUDLERVILLE Itty bitty Sudlersville is the first of four stops in this tour of the Shore’s rich baseball history. Located off of Route 301 as it heads up from Queenstown toward Delaware, this town with…