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"Cecil County." Maryland 26 (September/October 1994): [25-31, 33, 35-40, 41, 43, 45].
Cecil County Maryland 1608-1850 As Seen By Some Visitors and Several Essays on Local History Collected by G.E. Gifford, Jr. Rising Sun, MD: George E. Gifford Memorial Committee, Calvert School, 1974.
Copley, Anne. "Comings and Goings: Migration in Cecil County." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 79 (Autumn 1998): 1, 11.
Creveling, Donald K. "Mount Calvert: 17th-Century Port of Charles Town." Friends of Preservation Newsletter 15 (Winter 1997-98): 3.
Dixon, Michael L. "Warwick: A Municipality No More." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 74 (Autumn 1996): 7.
Dixon, Michael L. "Head of Elk and How it Grew." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 73 (Spring 1996): 1, 4-8.
Earle, Swepson. The Chesapeake Bay Country. Baltimore: Thomsen-Ellis Company, 1923.
Annotation / Notes: Divided into three regions -- southeastern Maryland, Upper Bay, and the Eastern Shore, this work includes a history for each, written by five noted authors, followed by a description of the counties in each, along with places of interest and the people of these places. The histories of the areas places special emphasis on major houses and genealogy of the owners. It is nicely illustrated with contemporary photographs, which nearly 80 years later serve as historic images. There are four pages of interesting photos of African Americans.
Garrett, Jerre. Muffled Drums and Mustard Spoons: Cecil County, Maryland, 1860-1865. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: As the author clearly states this is "a collection of all the things that grabbed my attention" as she researched Cecil during the Civil War years. It is largely arranged by year. Included in the appendix are 18 pages of Civil War letters.
Jackson, A. Raymond. A. Raymond Jackson Recalls: Perryville, Maryland (1900-1913). Elkton, MD: Historical Society of Cecil County, 1994.
Johnston, George. History of Cecil County, Maryland. Elkton: Published by the author. 1881.
Manchester, Andi. "Chesapeake City." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 23 (January 1994): 25-29.
Manchester, Andi. "The Maryland Directory: A Look at Cecil's Communities in 1882." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 62 (September 1992): 9-11; 64 (April 1993): 8-9.
Manchester, Andi. "The Maryland Directory: A Look at Cecil's Communities in 1882." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 66 (December 1993): 4-5; 67 (April 1994): 6-7.
Peterman, Father Thomas. "Cecilton in Cecil County." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 64 (April 1993): 4-5.
Reps, John. Tidewater Towns: City Planning in Colonial Virginia and Maryland. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Early towns did not generally spring out of nowhere. Town planning was common and an important part of Chesapeake Maryland's colonial history. The government played an active role in the founding and formation of towns. Annapolis and the District of Columbia were unique in that their plans did not resemble those common amongst other English colonies.
Robinson, Dorothy B. "Cecil County." Heartland of Del-Mar-Va 11 (Fireside 87-88): 106-108.
Shank, Christopher. "Wings Over Hagerstown: Experiencing the Second World War in Western Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 88 (Winter 1993): 444-61.
Annotation / Notes: During World War II the growth of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation in Hagerstown had a social and economic impact on the community. However, for a variety of reasons the city was not radically changed by this growth. The community was not greatly disrupted. In part, this was because the workers employed by the Corporation were local. There was no large influx of immigrant workers, thus the community did not have to change to meet their needs. Mention is also made of Triumph Industries activities in Elkton.
Smith, Bert. Down the Ocean: Postcards from Maryland and Delaware Beaches. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: Arranged by theme and subject -- famous housing, boardwalk, on the beach, life saving. It presents a vivid picture of life at the shore as interpreted through postcards. Includes some illustration on spots on the way -- diners, bridges, etc. Information on the cards themselves is included and adds to the work's usefulness.
Weeks, Christopher. "Bouncing Along the Post Road: Eighteenth Century Harford County as Seen by Travelers." Harford Historical Bulletin 57 (Summer 1993): 74-127.
Annotation / Notes: Annotated excerpts from ten contemporary descriptions of traveling along the post road. The authors include such well known Colonial figures as Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Willson Peale, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
Wennersten, John R. Maryland's Eastern Shore: A Journey in Time and Place. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1992.
Annotation / Notes: Wennersten's goal is to make the reader understand the distinct society that is the eastern shore through discussion of the area's agricultural life, its race relations, and maritime society. Brief histories are given of some communities and mention made of some influential people.