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Davidson, Thomas E. Assateague Island National Seashore (Maryland): An Administrative History. Washington, DC: Superintendent of Documents, 1982.
Badger, Curtis J. Worcester: A Pictorial Review. Accomac, VA: Eastern Shore News, Inc., 1974.
Blake, Allison. The Chesapeake Bay Book: A Complete Guide. 3rd edition. Lee, MA: Berkshire House Publishers, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: A well researched tour guide for the general population.
Bohaska, Christopher, and Roger Miller. Ocean City: Captured Memories. Baltimore: Image Publishing, 1989.
Browne, Gary L. "Urban Centers of the Past." Maryland Heritage News 2 (Fall 1984): 6-7.
Annotation / Notes: A variety of factors effect the rise and fall of urban centers -- transportation, market, environmental, and political changes, as well as the rise of other centers. Browne presents a brief discussion of the fate of approximately ten urban centers.
Corddry, Mary U. City on the Sand: Ocean City, Maryland and the People Who Built It. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1991.
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.
Fleming, Kevin. Ocean City, Maryland's Grand Old Resort. Annapolis, MD: Portfolio Press, 1990.
Harp, David W., and Tom Horton. Water's Way: Life Along the Chesapeake. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: A photo essay on the environmental plight of the Eastern Shore, special attention is paid to the area's natural history and the life of the watermen.
Heland, Victoria J. Worcester Memories, 1890-1939. Snow Hill, MD: Worcester Heritage Committee, 1984.
Hornung, Tina. "Ocean City: Never an 'Off Season'." Maryland 26 (September/October 1994): 10-13, 15.
Hurley, George M., and Suzanne B. Hurley. Ocean City: A Pictorial History. Virginia Beach, VA: Dinning Company, Publishers, 1979.
Manchester, Andi. "Pocomoke City." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 19 (October 1989): 48-52.
Manchester, Andi. "Snow Hill, Maryland." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 18 (February 1989): 36-39.
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.