Starting with one of the oldest railroad lines in the United States, the Delmarva Peninsula holds a unique place in the history of railroading in the country.
Prior to the advent of the “iron horse,” the area had seen little growth in population and was struggling to get goods to market, as well as supplies brought into the area.
The three states that make up the area—all of Delaware and the eastern shores of Maryland and Virginia—were known to have some of the best fields and orchards, a bountiful seafood harvest, and some of the richest woodlands in America. The area flourished with the introduction of the railroad.
While passenger service was certainly a part of the railroad’s plans, make no mistake, it was these riches that made the area swell with people while small towns became flush with income.
Some of the most profitable divisions of the railroad industry were based on the Delmarva Peninsula.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Douglas Poore is a lifelong resident of Harrington and has spent his life as a public servant. A member of the volunteer fire company and a recently retired paramedic of thirty years, today Doug serves as the curator for the Greater Harrington Historical Society. Having always had a passion for history, he has taken on this new role with the same zeal he used as a public servant. By writing this book, Doug hopes to bring to light the love he has for his hometown and the stories, past and present, that represent all who have ever called Harrington home.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)