Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, June 4, 1975

Wednesday, June 4, 1975 — Advocates for rent control in Salisbury and Wicomico County say they are waiting for an answer to their demands to address soaring rental rates. City Solicitor Walter C. Anderson and County Attorney Sheldon B. Seidel have been meeting to determine what — if anything — can be done from a […]

Imagining what Salisbury was like 100 years ago

Recently I was asked to describe the Salisbury of 1920, as part of reflections on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce, Perdue Farms, and the Rotary Club. If that weren’t enough, that was the same year women finally got their long overdue right to vote. What a time! The […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, May 28, 1965

Friday, May 28, 1965 — A dramatic moment came at the climax of this week’s dedication of the Peninsula General Hospital’s School of Nursing and Student Dormitory. As some 500 people looked on, Salisbury State College President Dr. Wilbur Devilbiss concluded his dedication remarks by changing the subject and calling attention to a community leader […]

Brice Stump: Nanticoke Road’s pyramid in the woods

There’s no doubt about it, the pyramid in the woods is a peculiar sight. Each year thousands of motorists whiz by the wooded patch along Nanticoke Road where this marker stands. Some have traveled the road for years and have yet to see it. While there are tombstones by the brick structure, about 6 feet […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, May 21, 1988

Saturday, May 21, 1988 — The owners of land across the street from the new Centre at Salisbury are opposed to a State Highway Administration plan to build an overpass that would limit access to their property. Tom Hersey and Lowell Hoprich, who want to build an Arby’s Restaurant across Route 13 from the mall, […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, May 14, 1981

Thursday, May 14, 1981 — Salisbury Police Chief Stephen B. Tabeling is flatly refusing to ever move his department into the Wicomico County District Court/Jail Complex proposed for Downtown Salisbury. Tabeling, whose department has been forced to occupy tight quarters for decades, said he and his officers need a space of at least 25,000 square […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, May 7, 1967

Sunday, May 7, 1967 — Eastern Shore counties are engaging in the fight against measles today by participating in mass vaccination clinics. In Wicomico County, vaccinations are being given at the Watson Memorial Building on West Main Street from noon to 5 p.m. Dr. Mark Stephanides, President of the Wicomico Medical Society, said measles is […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, April 30, 1970

Thursday, April 30, 1970 — The Board of Directors for the Mid-Delmarva Family YMCA have announced plans to build a new $100,000 facility on Shumaker Drive in Salisbury. The building will include a gymnasium, handball court, locker-shower complex and executive offices. David Clark, the Y’s Board Chairman, said the new facility represents a major step […]

Mason-Dixon ‘mystery stones’ reset in Hebron

Salisbury surveyor John Andrews made history when he recently reset one of the famous Mason-Dixon “mystery stones” in a wooded lot near Hebron. For at least 40 years, Andrews had been intrigued with these markers, associated with English surveyors/mathematicians Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. They were cut and shipped from England  to mark the north-south […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, April 23, 1974

Tuesday, April 23, 1974 — Cavanaugh Motors in Salisbury announced it is setting local sales records for small cars. Among the economy-car Ford Motor Co. cars being offered are the 1974 Ford Pinto for $2,442, the six-cylinder Ford Maverick for $2,591 and the all-new Ford Mustang II for $2,895. Small cars are defined as vehicles […]