by Lisa Tome
Mike Dixon was showing students around recently.
Some were learning where they live - in Elkton.
Dixon, an historian and instructor at Cecil College, was leading students along Elkton's Main and North streets, teaching them history lessons.
It was part of Dixon's "Tale" series.
The course, Tale of Two Colonial Towns, will have students in both Elkton and New Castle, Delaware, soaking up the history of both areas.
In Elkton, they looked at historic buildings including the Little Wedding Chapel, the District Court House, and the Cecil County Historical Society.
Students stopped at the North Street Hotel to photograph the building the the neighboring gates.
"We're learning how the town evolved. And then we'll do New Castle," said Dixon.
Student Ken Wohner, who lives in Elkton, said until he took the class, he never realized there had been tunnels along Main Street.
"I had been through Elkton. But there is a lot that I had not known. I'm a history nut," said student Millie Cronin of Port Deposit.
This week, the students will walk streets in New Castle, Delaware, comparing and contrasting what they saw in Elkton.
Dixon also teaches other courses in the "Tale" series at Cecil College.
Dixon’s college courses include A Tale of the C&D Canal, Tales the Stones Whisper, and Tale of the Susquehanna.