Talk:Kent Island, Maryland

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Kent Island, Maryland:
  • Replace 1970 map with a more recent one.
  • Cite sources as needed per WP:CITE.
  • Add section on tourism (without making this sound like a travel brochure!).

Untitled[edit]

In case anyone's interested, I dropped the section on tourism, the information I planned on adding here has been added to Wikitravel instead. There should at least be a brief mention of tourism on Kent Island here though.-Jeff (talk) 03:04, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Notability[edit]

Please don't add yourself or someone you know if that person isn't notable, Wikipedia has rules against that. As a rule of thumb, it's safe to add someone if they already have an article here written about them. Just know that I happen to be from Kent Island, and I have this article on my watchlist, so chances are, if you add someone's name I'll recognize it (yeah, that's Kent Island for you :P), and know if that person's not notable.-Jeff (talk) 17:33, 12 December 2006 (UTC) Jeff,

Third oldest settlement[edit]

I don't believe the reported who is sited in the Washington post article did any due diligence at all for the claim of this being the third oldest English settlement in America. Massachusetts had a half dozen towns started by 1631 notably Salem (1629), Lynn (1629), Charlestown (1629), Dorchester (1630), and probably most famously Boston (1630). Weymouth and Gloucester were also founded earlier than 1631 but they were both abandoned (and later resettled). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.174.1.162 (talk) 14:01, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Ted Lerner[edit]

According to his article, he lives in Chevy Chase, can anyone verify where he actually lives?-Jeff (talk) 01:13, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

External link removed[edit]

An external link to http://www.setbb.com/kentislandmoms was removed twice from this page, once by another member, then by myself. This is considered link spam, a link that does not provide any extra info, and is just placed to advertise a site here. This is not a place to advertise.-Jeff (talk) 12:32, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Move back to Kent Island, Maryland[edit]

This is the common name when disambiguation is necessary. Even though Kent Island is an island, it is usually thought of as a "town" and is commonly referred to as such.-Jeff (talk) 13:43, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

I didn't get any responses so I went ahead and moved this back to its correct name.-Jeff (talk) 16:42, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Notablility again[edit]

Because of problems with people adding their own names and/or friends names to the "Notable People" list, I think the best solution is to only list people who have Wikipedia articles.-Jeff (talk) 16:15, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

I always double-check those with a google search (and/or look at the history on the topic itself to verify that the article wasn't added recently). Also, some of the articles are to a person who's really not related to the topic. Tedickey (talk) 17:16, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
OK, but I still think the name I removed (Jason Bell) should stay off. If he is only known for being the lyricist for a band that doesn't have a Wikipedia article, then I don't think he's worth mentioning.-Jeff (talk) 01:29, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

First ranger in North America[edit]

I am no historian. I am a US Army Ranger. Mr Larry Ivers of Eagle Grove IA sent me a copy of Page - Rangers 621, "Colonial Wars of North America, 1512-1763, An Encyclopedia", Editor: Alan Gallay, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York & London, 1996, that states, "In 1634 and 1635, Edward Backler was hired as a "rainger" for Kent Island, a Virginia settlement in the upper chesapeake Bay, * * *" I have been told by historians that this may be the first written record of a mission given to a military Ranger in North America. American military Rangers fought in eight wars (beginning with the Pequot War of 1636-37 covering some 140 years)before there was a US Army, formed in 1776. Rangers have fought in every war since the Revolutionary War except the Spanish-American and WWI. In addition to some of the well known famous military Rangers such as Marion, Rogers, Mosby, Morgan and Darby's Rangers and Merill's Marauders of WWII; both Abraham Lincoln and Nathan Hale were Rangers. Army Rangers, today, are contining to serve with exemplary distinction and valor in the GWOT.

I believe it would be most appropriate to erect a historical marker on US 50/301 on Kent Island making it known that the first known military Ranger mission in North America was accomplished on Kent Island in 1636-37 by Edward Backler. Drive On! Bill Spies, an Army Ranger who was bred for, born, and raised in Talbot County, Eastern Shore of Maryland who probably was the last man to Captain a Skip Jack, the Joy Parks, illegally under full sail, throught Kent Narrows in 1957. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.244.43.148 (talk) 05:06, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Interesting information, I had to move your comment down to a new section because new comments on talk pages are supposed to be at the bottom of the page. This seems like yet another interesting fact about Kent Island, and should probably be added to the article with the encyclopedia you cited as a source.-Jeff (talk) 12:28, 14 August 2008 (UTC)