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Heritage Award 2014 Nomination Round Now Open
We are happy to announce it is nomination time again for our 10th Annual Heritage Awards All nominations are due to LESHC no later than February 15, 2015. Keep it brief but extoll the virtues of those people or organizations you think really needs recognition for Heritage related works. There are 7 categories for room for everyone!
Please make sure to read the guidelines and category rules. Also find a list of all our previous Heritage Award Winners. Keep those nominations coming in!
Go to the Heritage Award link for information and to download a form. http://lowershoreheritage.org/index.php/LESHeritage/awards/
 
This Month
In Delmarva History
November 1, 1855
During November Kitty Knight passed away. She single handedly convinced British troops not to burn homes in Georgetown, Maryland during the War of 1812.

November 1, 1864
Maryland slaves were emancipated by State Constitution of 1864.

November 2, 1732
Birth date of John Dickinson in Talbot County, Maryland. Dikinson was elected President of Delaware in 1781. He initially objected to American Independence but he was eventually one of the framers of the Constitution.

November 3, 1686
Property for Askiminikonson Indian reservation on the Pocomoke River west of Snow Hill, Maryland was surveyed but not recorded officially so it would not legally belong to the Indians.

November 5, 1913
Digging began on the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal in Delaware, which had been authorized by U.S. River and Harbor Act of 1912.

November 1, 1704
During November the first Assembly of Delaware's counties was convened in New Castle.

November 13, 1926
Harry Hughes, Maryland governor (1979-1987) was born in Easton.

November 13, 1904
During a late season hurricane the schooner Robert J. Poulson went down one-half mile southwest of Hog Island, Virginia.

November 19, 1861
New York Times reported that 4,000 troops arrived in Accomack, Virginia, from Newtown in Worcester County, Maryland to put down rebel insurgents.

November 19, 1925
The steamship Lenape a World War I troop transport ship, was burned at sea just before it was scuttled off the Delaware coast.

November 30, 1782
Volunteers from Onancock attacked British ships off Hog Island, Virginia in order to stop the plundering of American ships and the local fishing fleet.
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