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11,000 Likes on Delmarva History

Thank You for Following Delmarva History on Facebook, as we Pass a New Milestone 9,000 Likes. We want to say thanks to everyone for stopping by to spend a little time on the Delmarva History space on Facebook as we … Continue reading

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Family Genealogists Help Document Story of Brakeman Edwin Roach Killed in Railroad Explosion

I have been investigating a deadly Delaware tragedy, an explosion that occurred over one hundred years ago in Greenwood. In the midst of a blinding snowstorm two trains collided in the center of the town of 367 people, and one … Continue reading

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A Day of Horror in Greenwood as Train With Deadly Cargo Explodes

In the little town of Greenwood a day and night of horror arrived abruptly while a blinding snowstorm pummeled Delaware on Dec. 2, 1903.  In those treacherous conditions, the brakes of a shifting engine failed, causing it to slide out on the … 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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New Program Showcasing Local History in Red Clay Valley a Big Hit

  Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc. has tapped into a robust interest in local history in the scenic Red Clay valley with a popular winter speakers program.  Spanning the first three months of 2015, the inaugural series packed the headquarters … Continue reading

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Milford Museum Opens New Exhibit: Dry Spell: The Prohibition Experience in Delaware

The Milford Historical Society.  The rise of the temperance movement during the early twentieth-century popularized the belief that alcohol was the major cause of most personal and social problems.  Prohibition in the United States was designed to reduce drinking by … Continue reading

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In the Composing Room at a Wilmington Newspaper, the Every Evening.

Since Delmarva’s old newspapers are priceless sources for local and family history research, I have always had an interest in the history of these publications.  As a result, I was always on the lookout for photographs of the editors, newsrooms, print shops, and  related images. Here are two … Continue reading

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