By Tom Badger
Accomack County's historical past revolves round parts: the land and the ocean. The land is fertile, able to generating nice bounty, and Accomack is surrounded via the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. So Accomack has loved benefits: a capability to provide meals and the technique of getting it to industry. Public wharves have been as soon as situated on many creeks the place farmers could carry plants for industry. Then, in 1884, the railroad got here via. The railroad created new towns—Parksley, Onley, Keller, Tasley, and Painter—and it intended the loss of life of the various public wharves. at the present time each one of these previous collecting locations exist in basic terms as names on a map and maybe a suite of twisted pilings on the water's part, the final tangible proof of a time in our heritage gone.
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Phillips (left) poses with an unidentified pair of anglers who obviously had a successful day. ) Sturgeon have all but disappeared from the waters around Accomack County, but in the early days, they helped sustain the early Jamestown colony. ” This postcard shows fishermen with a huge sturgeon supposedly taken from inshore waters near Wachapreague. ) East of Wachapreague, in the salt marsh between the town and Parramore Island, stood the Accomack Club, one of the most lavish of the private clubs established by Northern businessmen.
Outlaw was a well-known resident of Onancock for many years. A native of Windsor, North Carolina, he was born in 1899 and attended what now is Hampton University, graduating with the class of 1925. He came to the Eastern Shore in 1926 and began a blacksmith shop on Boundary Avenue. He worked as a farrier and did metalwork on strawberry wagons when local farmers depended upon horse power, and later he did a wide variety of welding and metal repair work. Projects ranged from boat rudders and crab scrapes to fabrication and repair of farm and garden equipment.
George W. ” Phillips (left) poses with an unidentified pair of anglers who obviously had a successful day. ) Sturgeon have all but disappeared from the waters around Accomack County, but in the early days, they helped sustain the early Jamestown colony. ” This postcard shows fishermen with a huge sturgeon supposedly taken from inshore waters near Wachapreague. ) East of Wachapreague, in the salt marsh between the town and Parramore Island, stood the Accomack Club, one of the most lavish of the private clubs established by Northern businessmen.
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