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read about his plight and act to get him freed. Even the sheriff sounds persuaded that George is no one’s property, for when he mentions his owners, he adds “if any.” We can hope, at least, that the Harmon family was soon reunited.

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REAL ESTATE BOOM IN KENT COUNTY Exactly 100 years ago, the First World War had finally come to close. In this country (at least), it appears that things soon began returning to normal. The Baltimore Sun published little pieces sent in from the rural counties, in a column called Wisdom, Wit and Wallops, from our County Contemporaries. (Do I detect a citified sneer?) On June 19, 1919, the Sun passed along a little essay from the Chestertown newspaper. Described by the Sun as “A few modest words from the shore, as set forth in the Chestertown Transcript,” it reads: Never in the history of Kent county has there been such a boom in real estate as that which is now going on here. And the same condition is going on down the whole Shore, we understand. Whittier, the great New England poet, during the Civil War time, gave Frederick county a world fame as the Garden of the Lord. But the Eastern Shore has never relinquished the claim about being the real, original Garden of Eden of America, and the people of other 145

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