Somerset County, Maryland: A Brief History

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The History Press, 2007 - History - 127 pages
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From its first sighting by European explorers in 1498, Somerset County on Maryland's Eastern Shore has played a significant role in America's heritage. Set on the beautiful backdrop of the Tangier Sound, its story is a tale of Native Americans, naval battles, Confederate generals, buried treasure, ornate mansions, rail travel, rags-to-riches businessmen, political leaders, skipjacks?and even a rogue elephant! In this volume, award-winning journalist Jason Rhodes details the important events and colorful characters that have made Somerset County such a well-loved place for generations of residents and visitors.
  

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Page 125 - Hartzler, Daniel D. A Band of Brothers: Photographic Epilogue to Marylanders in the Confederacy. New Windsor, MD: Bookcrafters, 1992. "Hon. John W. Crisfield

About the author (2007)

Jason Rhodes, an award-winning journalist and photographer, has combed through thousands of images in his family's collection to help tell the county's story. A native of Somerset County, Rhodes has authored several books on Eastern Shore locales for Arcadia's Images of America series, including Crisfield: The First Century, Salisbury, and Maryland's Amusement Parks.

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