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The Futuro House Aims for the Stratosphere

This is a free excerpt from my book, You Wouldn't Believe! 44 Strange and Wondrous Delmarva Tales. More info about that and my other books exploring the history, travel, and culture on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware here. Unless you’re a pilot taking off from the tiny Eagle Crest Airport or a worshipper bound for Burton Chapel AME Church, there’s no reason to take a westbound…
April 22, 2023
The Long Ride to Bethany Beach, Del.
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Traveling to Bethany Beach in its Early Days Was a Long, Bumpy, and Stinky Nightmare

The story below is a free excerpt from my book You Wouldn't Believe! 44 Strange & Wondrous Delmarva Tales. That was a super fun project for me, with its various and sundry true-life tales from days gone by of romance, adventure, murder, comedy, and, well, flying mayonnaise jars. Plus, this story, about how the good ol' days weren't always so simple ... More info on…
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Six Bridges Over Troubled Water: A Dreadful Day in Chincoteague, 1922

NOTE: This is an excerpt from my book You Wouldn't Believe: 44 Strange and Wondrous Delmarva Tales. More on that one and my other books here. Oh, the hours of preparation and work that must have gone into the celebration planned for Chincoteague, Va. on Nov. 15, 1922! Local newspapers promised it would mark “the beginning of a new era in the history” of a…
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The Quarter Question: Is a Little Piece of Pittsville, Md. in Your Pocket or Purse?

NOTE: This is a rough draft for a chapter in an upcoming book that is (very) tentatively titled: Strange and Wondrous Tales from the Delmarva Peninsula. You can see the other books in my Secrets of the Eastern Shore series here. The next time you fish around in your pocket or purse for some change, give some thought to the humble quarter. Yes, that’s an image…