Uncovering a lost corner of Salisbury history

At a presentation on the history of black families in Salisbury, Peter McEachern shared old photos including this one of Henry Palmer, at left in photo, and William “Shag” Fowlkes on the right. Photo submitted

SALISBURY — Peter McEachern shared photos and stories of Salisbury’s African-American community with a standing–room–only crowd at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Jan. 5.

McEachern and his wife, Danielle Mailer, bought an old, modest house on Farnam Road in Lakeville. They discovered 314 photographs in the house, some dating back to the 1920s.

The photographs show a side of Salisbury’s history that McEachern said is not very well known.

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