Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter Kids Event

Youth Easter Celebration in Cypress Park

Saturday, April 15th 12-3pm

Coloring Contest, Easter Egg Hunt, Light Refreshments, DJ & Appearance by the Easter Bunny!

For ages 1-10.

Hosted by Women 4 Women

Sunday, April 9, 2017

TIME MACHINE- Some Eastern Shore Auto History

                         Our Little Corner In Space And Time

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March, 1906

The Washington Post

The first car driven in Salisbury was around 1900 and the driver and owner was Billy Edison, son of famed inventor Thomas Alva Edison.  The young Edison had lived in Salisbury for a while and married a  young lady from Salisbury.  But he encountered the problem of tires on his Stanley Steamer being cut while negotiating Salisbury's sandy oyster shell based streets of that era.  Years later when Edison returned to the area in an expensive Pierce Arrow he found that attempting to drive the vehicle on country roads was too hazardous an endeavor.  He decided not to attempt a return trip from the country back to Salisbury; he sold the vehicle. It's said that Salisbury may have had up to a dozen cars on its streets by 1910.

Automobiles were no rarity on Eastern Shore roads by the spring of 1930 when a big 5-day auto show featuring 32 new vehicles in Salisbury's downtown armory drew shore wide interest.  

 Exhibitors were:

AUBURN R. D. Grier & Sons Company.
BUICK Salisbury Motor Company.
CADILLAC Easton Cadillac Co., Easton, Md. &
Salisbury Motor Company.
CHEVROLET Tull-Phoebus Chevrolet Sales Co.
CHRYSLER Salisbury Auto Sales Company.
CORD R. D. Grier & Sons Company.
DE SOTA Branch Motor Company.
DODGE Gumby Motor Company, Inc.
ESSEX Hudson-Essex-Gordy Company.
FORD D. W. Perdue Company, Inc.
HUDSON Hudson-Eesex-Gordy Company.
*LaSALLE Easton Cadillac Co., Easton, Md.
MARMON Hurley Motor Co., Seaford, Del.
NASH Gunby Nash Motor Co., Inc.
OAKLAND Powell Motor Company.
OLDSMOBILE Eastern Shore Sales Company.
PACKARD Eastern Shore Sales Company.
PONTIAC Powell Motor Company.
ROOSEVELT Hurley Motor Co., Seaford, Del.
WHIPPET Wilson Motor Company.
WILLYS-KNIGHT Wilson Motor Company 
* (Recall Archie and Edith Bunker of "All In The Family" singing "gee our old LaSalle ran great.") 

Jump ahead another quarter of a century or so and the now classic cars of 1957 were making their debut. 

(Salisbury Times ads)

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