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Matthews, Kate Gaskins, and William Russell. Worcester County: A Pictorial History. Norfolk, VA: Donning Company, 1985.
Murray, James. History of Pocomoke City, Formerly New Town. Baltimore : Curry, Clay & Co., 1883; reprint, Silver Spring, MD: Family Line Publications, 1987.
Annotation / Notes: index added in reprint.
Parks, A. Franklin. "Pocomoke City: The Spirit of a New Town." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 17 (September 1987): 44-47.
Patton, Tom. "Berlin." Heartland of Del-Mar-Va 13 (Harvest 1991): 22-25.
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.
Robbins, Geoffrey H., and Brian P. Henley, eds. A Century of Seashore Hospitality: The History of Ocean City, MD, 1875-1975. Ocean City, MD: Ocean City Bicentennial Committee, 1975.
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.
Sullivan, C. John, Jr. "Ocean City in Black and White: A Special Maryland Revisited." Maryland Humanities (March 1999): 6-7.
Thomas, Joseph Brown, Jr. Settlement, Community, and Economy: The Development of Towns in Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, 1660-1775. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Thomas argues that the seventeen clustered settlements that dotted the lower Eastern Shore actually functioned as towns. Although legislatively established they have been largely ignored in the history of the Chesapeake region. Most historians argue that the area was rural, when in fact its character was between urban and rural.
Truitt, Reginald V., and Millard G. LesCallette. Worcester County, Maryland's Arcadia. Snow Hill, MD: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977.
Tull, Willis Clayton, Jr. "An Every Name Index to R.V. Truitt & M.G. Les Callette's 'Worcester County, Maryland's Arcadia.'" Maryland and Delaware Genealogist 23 (Spring 1982): 39-41.
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.
White, Dan. Crosscurrents in Quiet Water: Portraits of the Chesapeake. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1987.
Annotation / Notes: A photo essay of the changing lives of the Eastern Shore's peoples focusing on watermen, boat builders, environmentalists, and chicken farmers. Special emphasis is placed on Smith Island and Crisfield. Photographs by Jon Naso and Marion Warren.
Wilstach, Paul. Tidewater Maryland. Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931.
Annotation / Notes: A narrative history of those Maryland counties, all but seven of the twenty-three, touched by saltwater, arranged by theme and locale. There is a great deal of emphasis on the founding of towns and important personages, a wide variety of subjects are covered.
Wroten, William H., Jr. Assateague. Salisbury, MD: Peninsula Press, 1970.
Davis, Lynn. "Garden Roots." Heartland of Del-Mar-Va 11 (Sunshine 1988): 154-67.
DeGast, Robert. Western Wind, Eastern Shore: A Sailing Cruise Around the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975.
Annotation / Notes: De Gast sails a small boat around the entire DelMarVa Peninsula, an interesting voyage with useful observations.
Footner, Hulbert. Rivers of the Eastern Shore. Seventeen Maryland Rivers. New York: Holt Reinhart and Winston, 1944.
Annotation / Notes: Footner writes mostly stories about history, but he does view Chesapeake river environments from a mid-1940s perspective.
Heckscher, Christopher M. "Distribution and Habitat Associations of the Eastern Mud Salamander, Pseudotriton montanus, on the Delmarva Peninsula." Maryland Naturalist 39 (January-June 1995): 11-14.
Keiper, Ronald R. Assateague Ponies. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1985.
Scott, Jane. Between Ocean and Bay: A Natural History of Delmarva. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1991.
Walters, Keith. "The Pocomoke: A River Through Time." Maryland 22 (Autumn 1989): 78-79.
Wroten, William H. Jr. Assateague. 1970; 2d edition, Cambridge, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1972.