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By Tom Badger

ISBN-10: 1439622787

ISBN-13: 9781439622780

Accomack County's historical past revolves round parts: the land and the ocean. The land is fertile, in a position to generating nice bounty, and Accomack is surrounded by way of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. So Accomack has loved benefits: a capability to provide nutrients and the technique of getting it to marketplace. Public wharves have been as soon as situated on many creeks the place farmers may carry vegetation 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 death of the various public wharves. at the present time almost all these outdated accumulating locations exist simply as names on a map and maybe a suite of twisted pilings on the water's part, the final tangible facts of a time in our heritage long gone.

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Chincoteague’s toll bridge and causeway, built by John B. Whealton, opened to traffic in November 1922, with dignitaries coming from all over the state to commemorate the opening of the span. The causeway was built from dredge spoil and shells, and was often treacherous during rainy periods. The state took over the roadway in 1930, paved it, and eliminated the toll. This is the bridge as it enters Main Street in downtown Chincoteague. ) The Killock Shoals lighthouse opened in 1876. The light was located west of Chincoteague, marking the channel between the island and Franklin City.

A cabin has been added to provide shelter for watermen during winter months. In the background is the side-paddle steamer Chincoteague, which ferried passengers and goods between the island and Franklin City, near Greenbackville. ) J. A. Whealton’s general store on Main Street in Chincoteague was known as the Big Store and was one of the largest retailers in Accomack County in the early 1900s. It was destroyed by fire in 1924. , Edward Gillis, Harry White, Annie Timmons, Flossie Messick, Marion Marshall, Elizabeth Coulbourne, Clayton Richardson, Nora Baker, Wilbur Twilley, Dr.

The Eastern Shore Barrier Island Center (BIC) in Machipongo provided numerous photographs depicting life around our barrier islands. A remarkable collection of photographs of the Wallops Island Club was made available through the generosity of the Stout family, who were shareholders of the Wallops Island Association, and the NASA Wallops Flight Center (NASA Wallops), which made available negatives and prints taken by Robert Stout in the early 1900s. Thanks also to Bill Bagwell for early photographs of Onancock and to the Christ United Methodist Church and to Dino Johnson for photographs of Chincoteague.

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