I have an ambivalent relationship with Elvis Presley. I have a hobby of going to see Elvis Tribute Artists, as The King impersonators call themselves, whenever one is in driving distance. I’ll drive to Harrington Raceway to see the great Doug Church, the True Voice of Elvis, whenever he’s in town because he’s the best. He’s got the look, his costumes are first rate, he has a backup band and real singers, and he sings like Elvis. No karaoke for this man. He’s the real deal, and he knows how to make you believe you’re seeing The King in person. Read More …
Mountain Towns by Bonna L. Nelson
An Expanding Comic Book Universe by Michael Valliant
Route 50 Comes to Talbot County by Jim Dawson
U.S. Route 50 is such a big part of Talbot County life that one can be excused for assuming that it has always been here. But it hasn’t always been here, nor, for the most part, was it a widening of old roads. The Route 50 that we know came to the Eastern Shore in stages and wasn’t fully established until 1952. And the Eastern Shore was never the same again! Nor was Talbot County, Easton or Trappe. In 1925, U.S. 50 was a major coast-to-coast highway about 3,000 miles long. It ran, with a few gaps, from Wadsworth, Nevada, to Annapolis, Maryland. Read More…
Perdita by Gary Crawford
If we were to use our patented Way-Back Machine to jump back 251 years, to the summer of 1768, and then take a little stroll around the picturesque town of Oxford ~ as we all enjoy doing ~ we might hear talk about an interesting young woman. She had arrived in town that June from England, as a stowaway, aboard the ship Integrity, Capt. John Coward, and worked as an indentured servant at his home, Plimhimmon, an estate just outside of Oxford. What made this woman so interesting, apart from the strong likelihood that she was young and pretty, was that she wouldn’t reveal her true name. Read More…
A Man and His Boats by Roger Vaughan
Tidewater Times was established in 1952 as a specialized monthly magazine which would appeal to the tourist, the prospective land buyer, and others for whom the Eastern Shore has a special allure. It was created to be small enough to fit into a woman’s purse or a man’s coat pocket. Today it has blossomed as a vital symbol of our thriving community.
Our award-winning group of Feature Writers include Helen Chappell, Gary Crawford, Pamela Meredith, Roger Vaughan, Bonna Nelson, Michael Valliant, Tom Horton, Jim Dawson, and Marc Teffeau. Distribution covers an area including Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties.
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