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Oxford’s Literary Treasure by James Dawson

in 1939 due to the efforts of Margaret Hanks and Nellie Stevens. It was housed in four different locations, including a former bank building and a room later used as an airplane spotters station during WWII, until 1950, when it got its own little building on the municipal lot on Market Street. Since the Oxford Library Association had no incorporated status as a legal entity, the town deeded a 40’ x 40’ lot to the Talbot County Free Library with the provision

Oxford has a treasure, and it’s not just the folk art oyster clock in the Oxford Museum. It is however something just as unique. It’s their town library. Years ago, when transportation was limited, many Eastern Shore towns had their own libraries, but with the advent of county libraries and good roads, virtually all of the old town libraries have dwindled and died. The proud exception to this is Oxford’s library, which got its start

A beautiful summer day at the Oxford Library on Market Street. 37

September 2012 Tidewater Times  

September 2012 Tidewater Times

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