Winter Adventures on the Tred Avon River

A century ago, Maryland was going through a severe cold snap. Sound familiar? Because of the weather conditions in Oxford (Talbot County), it only took one afternoon for the Tred Avon River to freeze, a feat that typically takes several nights, according to a 1918 Baltimore Sun article. The frozen river provided many opportunities for... Continue Reading →

The Work of Death

Obituaries have always been a way for family and friends to share their remembrances of those who have passed away. Below are excerpts that I found interesting, pulled from the memorials of three Maryland ladies, each in a different stage in her life: Celia A. Ricards, age 23 (1865) “Celia was a sweet girl, having... Continue Reading →

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