The featured image is a display of local Havre de Grace campaign buttons. Below is a 2nd display:
Politics and Religion
Our ‘casual historian’ does have opinions if you asked… but do so with caution. (chuckle) Seriously though, collecting local history – even related to politics – is still fun. And yes, George does have a bit of experience when his wife ran, won, and was a councilwoman for 2 years!
You’ll recognize names like Hirsch, Mitch Shank, Phil Barker, David Craig, Anna Long, Chad Tate, Tom Hatem, McLhinney, and many more. You can learn more about them and find a list of all of our mayors from the first through to the present mayor, Bill Martin, in Jack’s and Henry’s book, Havre de Grace. (Link to the right)
Interesting that even then they were running on such themes as “No more SECRET meetings!” Hmmmm…
Sample Ballot from 1973 – Frank J. Hutchins Running for City of Havre de Grace Mayor
C. C. Pusey 1899 letter
It might be interesting to note that the $140,000 in 1899 would be worth about $4.5 million today! Not a small amount!
Newymeyer – Ferguson – Stansbury Run
The following are posters for their run for mayor and city council of Havre de Grace – 1960s or 1970s:
May 5, 1930
Newspaper Notice for Havre de Grace City Election
Of course, our ‘casual historian’ is always looking for more memorabilia to add to his Havre de Grace History MuZeum!
Remember, don’t throw the Havre de Grace ‘stuff’ out when you’re cleaning out a home, settling an estate, or just ‘downsizing,’ without checking in with George. Don’t give him cause to cry!!!
Our ‘casual historian’ is always waiting for your stories and any memorabilia you may want to share.
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