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Hoopers Island: Glimpses of the Past By Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg
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This is a collection of essays about events that occurred on Hoopers Island, Maryland, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some concern newsworthy events. Others describe the cultural... More > life of the Island or its connection to America's military history. The final essays are memories of the author's life on Hoopers Island.< Less
Everything from Skiffs to Yachts: The Story of Humes W. Wallace, Hoopers Island Boat Builder By Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg
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Humes W. Wallace, a boat builder from Hoopers Island, Dorchester County, Maryland, built boats of all kinds. His career is indicative of that of the small, independent builders of wooden boats whose... More > workshops once dotted the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.< Less
Roger Hooper and the Sheriff: Hoopers Island's First One Hundred Years By Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg
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History of the first 100 years of the settlement of Hoopers Island in Dorchester County on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Based on an event from January 1753, reported in the records of the Maryland... More > Assembly, in which the sheriff charges tobacco planter Roger Hooper with unpaid quit-rents and threatens to seize two of Hooper's slaves. On a small scale, ROGER HOOPER AND THE SHERIFF is the story of one colonial tidewater family who settled on an island on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay. On a larger canvas, through the story of this family, one can learn about the development of colonial Maryland--the difficulties the pioneers experienced, their relationship to the Indians, the importance of tobacco, the change to slave labor, the deterioriation of religious toleration, the role of women, and, finally, the economic changes that eventually isolated one side of the Bay from the other.< Less