Dorchester County's special blend of past and present, treasured by locals, appeals also to visitors from all walks of life. Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Jimmy Carter, performers Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Ella Fitzgerald, and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors James Michener and Richard Ben Cramer all enjoyed sojourning here. Dorchester County is surrounded almost entirely by scenic waters: the Choptank and Nanticoke Rivers, Hunting Creek, and the Chesapeake Bay. A cruise along these waterways offers long stretches of pristine marsh and uplands that transport visitors to earlier days, when Native Americans traveled these same waters in log canoes. Occasional glimpses of historic homes evoke colonial times. Within these watery boundaries, this largest of Maryland's counties encompasses landscapes and activities to gladden any heart. Railroad and history buffs, hunters, birdwatchers, epicures, and visitors from more hectic locales all find their heart's content in this land of pleasant living.
Author: A. M. Foley, Gloria Johnson-Mansfield Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 11/13/2002 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.70lbs Size: 9.10h x 6.40w x 0.40d ISBN: 9780738514727
About the Author Foley, A. M.: - Images of America: Dorchester County is a unique history for all to enjoy, filled with priceless images of people, places, pastimes, and events. Culled from local archives, postcard collections, and cherished family albums, these photographs will stir up fond memories of everyday Eastern Shore life. In this follow-up to their first book in the series, Images of America: Cambridge, the authors strive, from different perspectives, to preserve a representative glimpse of their county-A.M. Foley from remote Elliott Island and Gloria Johnson-Mansfield from the high-lands of Eldorado.