West End Cit­i­zens be­gins in Cam­bridge for his­toric tours

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries - Mary­land Life

CAM­BRIDGE — West End Cit­i­zens As­so­ci­a­tion have be­gun its Satur­day “One Hour Walk­ing Tour of His­toric High Street” in Cam­bridge. Tours will con­tinue each Satur­day (weather per­mit­ting) through Satur­day, Oct. 29.

Meet your Colo­nial cos­tumed tour guide at 11 a.m. on Long Wharf at the foot of High Street ev­ery Satur­day. Reser­va­tions are not nec­es­sary, but ap­pre­ci­ated. In the April 2012 is­sue of

mag­a­zine, the Edi­tor se­lected Cam­bridge and Dorch­ester County as Mary­land’s “Finest His­toric Dis­trict.” For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call 410-901-1000.

Do you know Napoleon’s in­volve­ment in Cam­bridge? Have you heard about the prom­i­nent lady who re­turned from the dead? Do you know which house was cut in two on High Street? Have you heard of the “Af­fair of Honor” which in­volved two High Street gen­tle­man in a duel? Do you know how FDR changed the land­scape of Long Wharf? Do you know who was in­volved in busi­ness con­ducted on the steps of the Dorch­ester County Court house? A tour will an­swer these ques­tions and more.

High Street is the old­est street in the City of Cam­bridge first named in 1706. James Mitch­ener, liv­ing in the area when writ­ing his book “Ch­e­sa­peake” mod­eled his fic­tional town Pata­moke af­ter Cam­bridge. He also stated that High Street was the most beau­ti­ful street in our coun­try. Ex­cept for one or two build­ings all homes and busi­nesses were built in the 1700 and 1800s. Come ex­pe­ri­ence this beauty and learn about the fa­mous and sig­nif­i­cant peo­ple who lived on High Street who were in­stru­men­tal in the found­ing of the State of Mary­land and our na­tion, and the folk­lore which has grown up around them. Come learn about His­toric Cam­bridge, one of the most amaz­ing small towns on the East­ern Shore.

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