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Eastern Shore

Eastern Shore, the tidewater region along E shore of Chesapeake Bay, including all of Maryland and Virginia E of the bay. The region's economy was historically based largely on agriculture and fishing, but in the second half of the 20th cent. tourism became significant. With the state of Delaware, the region comprises the Delmarva peninsula.

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