“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Crisfield, Maryland Historical Markers

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By Don Morfe, September 22, 2016
Commerce on the Water Marker
Maryland (Somerset County), Crisfield — Commerce on the Water
1. Construction of an ice plant on the waterfront allowed seafood packers to ship their products to more distant destinations. Buy boats, described in the next paragraph, are docked at the ice plant after unloading at one of the local packing . . . — Map (db m98703) HM
Maryland (Somerset County), Crisfield — Crisfield
Center of the Chesapeake Bay seafood industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, known as the “Seafood Capital of the World.” Waterman settled the Somers Cove area in the 1660s; Community prospered after discovery of Tangier . . . — Map (db m66582) HM
Maryland (Somerset County), Crisfield — J. Millard Tawes1894-1979
Born in Crisfield. Served Maryland for 37 years. Governor, 1959-1967; Comptroller of the Treasury, 1939-1947 and 1950-1959; First Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, 1969-1971; Treasurer of Maryland, 1973-1975. Oversaw expansion of the . . . — Map (db m98701) HM
Maryland (Somerset County), Crisfield — Make Peace
Patented for 150 acres 1678 to John Roach. The brick house on this property is one of the finest examples of very early colonial architecture on the Eastern Shore. — Map (db m3879) HM
Maryland (Somerset County), Crisfield — Searching for WaterCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
Imagine you are parched and can’t find fresh water. That’s what happened to John Smith and his crew as they explored the Chesapeake’s Lower Eastern Shore in June 1608.

They sailed up the Pocomoke River, recorded on Smith’s map as the . . . — Map (db m98726) HM

Maryland (Somerset County), Crisfield — 'Spirit Of The American Doughboy'
     1917   1918     • A Memorial • To The Men Of Crisfield Who Served God And Country In The World War For Freedom —— • Roll Of Honor • *Julius R. Blades   Charles A. Lankford * * William J. . . . — Map (db m69293) HM WM
Maryland (Somerset County), Crisfield — The Evolving Crisfield Harbor
1. Commercial sailing ships once travelled the local waterways and frequently docked in the Crisfield harbor, as shown in this 1875 depiction. Watermen sold their seafood, harvested daily in local waters, to the town’s packing houses. Workers . . . — Map (db m98704) HM
Maryland (Somerset County), Crisfield — The J. Millard Tawes Homeplace
25 Asbury Avenue has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior-9 July 1990 — Map (db m66580) HM
Maryland (Somerset County), Crisfield — Ye Old St. Peters Methodist Church-Founded 1782Joshua Thomas "Parson of the Islands"
Preached his first sermon in this church. his spiritual birthplace. The site of his conversion in 1807, is 300 yards south. “The Methodists, “ his famous log canoe, was launched about 500 yards to the north. — Map (db m66579) HM

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