400 YEARS AGO – YEAR 1620 – FIRST RECORDED EUROPEAN CONTACT WITH LOCAL NATIVES IN WHAT WOULD BECOME SOMERSET COUNTY, MD

(ORIGINALLY POSTED ON 12/31/2020) First, I hope everyone had a good Christmas, I want to thank everybody who has purchased my framed prints, your support is greatly appreciated. The amount of orders has kept me very busy, so I haven’t been able to write many posts/articles lately. However, I want to share this before the … More 400 YEARS AGO – YEAR 1620 – FIRST RECORDED EUROPEAN CONTACT WITH LOCAL NATIVES IN WHAT WOULD BECOME SOMERSET COUNTY, MD

EVENT ‘The Watermen’s Story’ 10/24/2020

Crab Boats Offloading: This photo was taken c.1920 at S.10th St., Crisfield, MD, where the Steven Thomas of Tangier Island Cruises from Crisfield docks. This same scene can still be found today, just a few feet away, when boats offload at Independent Crab Company, Inc., the business of Matt Riggin. The boats pictured are Log … More EVENT ‘The Watermen’s Story’ 10/24/2020

From the Revolutionary War to Boomtown – The Story of the Nelson Family

One reason why lower Somerset County Maryland is such a close-knit community is because the majority of its current citizens are descended from a few dozen families dating back centuries. In the early 1660’s, the Maryland Colony began to establish itself on the lower Eastern Shore and to form a boundary with Virginia, Cecil Calvert … More From the Revolutionary War to Boomtown – The Story of the Nelson Family