Sunday, March 30, 2014

The History Of Ocean City Talk At LDGS Meeting

Last Wednesday George Hurley gave a talk to the lower Delmarva Genealogical Society (LDGS) on "The History Of Ocean City." It was a highly entertaining talk. Two items that stood out from many interesting topics were these; Each high rise Condo in Ocean City has a higher appraised tax value than the entire town of Snow Hill. Second, in the 1930's when the government was trying to give everyone a job they would pay 35 cents for a filled quart mason jar of dead mosquitoes - he had a filled jar there for an example.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Fat little Girl - Marianna Sterling

I like to look at yearbooks and there are many on-line.  I am amazed at the political incorrectness of those early ones.  This is from the 1904 Western Maryland college year book the "Aloha", which WM digital yearbooks can be found here

George Hurley Speaks To LDGS


The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society is proud to present


Mr. Hurley will speak on the “History of Ocean City.”  Mr. Hurley is a long time member and volunteer at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum.  He is also a co-author of “Ocean City: A Pictorial History”, “Shipwrecks and Rescues along the Barrier Islands of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia” andCalvin B. Taylor, Banker, the first 100 years.” Mr. Hurley is also a past President of the Ocean City Council and a past President of the Worcester County Commissioners.

This event is open to the public and is free.


Wednesday night at 7 PM March 26th at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University - Wayne and Powell Street Unit #190