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Chesapeake Women: Their Stories – Their Memories

Don Parks

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Meet eleven women from the Chesapeake Bay: waterwomen, boat captains, businesswomen, scientists, and historians. Individually, these women’s lives have been influenced and enriched by living on or near the Bay. As a collection, they are some of the great Chesapeake storytellers. Their stories are both informative and entertaining. Some tell of a Bay that was more pristine and wholesome than it is presently and a time when most of the people made their livelihood from the Bay. They tell of the unique culture and heritage that bond their lives and share the hope that their beloved Chesapeake will once again be healthy and the folks who live along her shores will truly be stewards not only of her but also of each other. Through their stories, their memories, we can only hope that their dreams will someday come true.

Size: 7″ x 10″ | 67 color & 19 b/w images | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347016 | Binding: soft cover

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The son of a Chesapeake Bay waterman, Don Parks is a lifelong resident of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. A retired educator, he was a public and private school administrator for over three decades. Since retirement, he has spent a great deal of his time exploring his beloved Chesapeake, interacting with the people and collecting their stories.A father and grandfather, he resides on the Eastern Shore with his wife Linda, along with a wide variety of boats.