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Drys Walk in Dover to Stop the Flow of Booze in 1907

For the first time since 1856 prohibition became the law of the land in part of Delaware, following one of the most exciting elections the State had ever seen at that time.  A question had been put before the voters, … Continue reading

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Blogging Mill Creek Hundred History While Piecing Together Puzzles About the Past

The Mill Creek Hundred History Blog (MCHHB) published by Scott Palmer contains interesting narratives about notable buildings, people and places in this part of Delaware.  This platform, a virtual treasure trove of wonderful stories, is the place to learn about … Continue reading

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Learn About Life for Young Ladies in the 1860s Through Dance, Games & Music of the Period

The Hannah More Academy returns to Middletown August 3-7, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The focus this year is the life of women during the American Civil War, with an emphasis on the arts. The camp is geared … Continue reading

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Delaware Treated to a Spectacle as Suffragettes Tramp Across State

  After a more than 60 years of struggle to give women the right to vote, things were coming to a head during the second decade of the 20th century.  The suffragists had won battles in a number of states, … Continue reading

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Popular History Happy Hour in Kent County Features Chilling Murder Story

The popular “History Happy Hour” at the Historical Society of Kent County is rolling around again as we prepare to flip the calendar over to April.  For the April 3rd program Kevin Hemstock, talks about his new book, “Injustice on … Continue reading

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The Suffrage Army Occupies Harford County

Part I — Cecil County After an overnight stay at their Army’s first Maryland headquarters, the Howard House in Elkton, the company of suffragettes broke up camp and headed for Harford County.  At Perryville they were met by the Bayside … Continue reading

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Dan Coates Presents Results of Archaeological Study of the Susquehanna Canal

The Susquehanna Canal on the eastern sid e of the Susquehanna River in Maryland aided navigating, permitting arks and rafts to navigate around the rocks and falls in the river.  Opened in 1802, it was never a financial success, and … Continue reading

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