Tag: Chesapeake Bay

  • Two DelMarVa Sketch Artists and Their Postcards

    Two DelMarVa Sketch Artists and Their Postcards

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    Each generation has its own sketch artists who use pencils, charcoals, pastels, chalks, and crayons to render hometown scenes, rural vistas, and family events in sketchbooks that are cherished by a cadre of descendants. This article by Bill Burton, Postcard History’s publisher, highlights two such practitioners of pencil art who lived and worked in a…

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  • Oyster Culture on Chesapeake Bay

    Oyster Culture on Chesapeake Bay

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    The Chesapeake Bay is known for it natural beauty and its healthy bounty, but since the middle of the 20th century the beauty and the bounty have diminished. The shell fishery businesses, that for generations relied on oystering, are changing. This is their story.

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Past Article

S. Swift
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The South Florida Hurricane happened in September 1928. Calvin Coolidge was the occupant of the Oval Office. The weather bureau had been working at forecasting dangerous storms for more than fifty years, but their most useful tools were that of educated observation and data comparison to the statistics of past events. “Accurate” was hardly part of the meteorological vocabulary at that time. Here are the facts of a storm almost forgotten.

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