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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM220Z_ocean-view-presbyterian-church_Ocean-View-DE.html
The origin of this congregation can be traced to the late 17th century when this area was settled by people seeking religious freedom and economic opportunity. Many were persons of Welsh, French, and Scottish descent who subscribed to the Protesta…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21RV_history-of-lake-comegys-and-silver-lake_Rehoboth-Beach-DE.html
Lake Comegys and Silver Lake are natural freshwater remnants of receding glaciers from the last Ice Age and are notable for their close proximity to the Atlantic ocean. The Nanticoke Tribe held summer encampments around Silver Lake to gather shell…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21MW_shipwreck-of-the-faithful-steward_Millsboro-DE.html
The Faithful Steward, bound from Londonderry Ireland to Philadelphia, ran aground on a shoal September 1, 1785 with 249 passengers aboard. Stormy weather drove the vessel toward shore where it became stranded in 4 fathoms (24 feet) of water within…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/tmp-a91ba_delaware-confederate-war-memorial-a-war-memorial_Georgetown-DE.html
Base inscription-erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy Caleb Ross Chapter #2635 and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Delaware Grays Camp #2068. Front text-not legible, back text-not legible, side text-Smith Gilley, Confederate Army…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/tmp-be8e1_village-improvement-association_Rehoboth-Beach-DE.html
At the turn of the 20th Century, Rehoboth Beach was a quaint church camp village and summer residence for many seeking relief from city life. Horses, wagons, and buggies traveled the streets. There were no paved sidewalks, crosswalks, street lamps…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Z2H_the-coursey-daisey-nanticoke-indian-burial-ground_Lewes-DE.html
​ Located with in this neighborhood, a short distance south of here, is the burial ground of the Coursey and Daisey families, members of the Nanticoke Indian tribe. The graveside is unmarked except for a family tombstone noting the site. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1S0W_delawares-beachnesters_Lewes-DE.html
Each spring, upon arrival from their Central and South American wintering grounds, Delaware beachnesters establish colonies and take part in courtship rituals. The birds lay their eggs in shallow nests scraped into the sand mostly between the dune…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1S0U_the-osprey_Lewes-DE.html
The Osprey or Fish Hawk is found April through October in both salt and freshwater areas of the state. Almost as large as a Bald Eagle, the Osprey looks like a cross between a hawk and a gull. Osprey can spot fish from extreme heights. Typical…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1I2F_the-u-s-navy-at-cape-henlopen_Lewes-DE.html
The United States Navy's ties to Cape Henlopen spanned nearly 100 years. The Navy first came to the Cape in 1898 to build a signal tower during the Spanish American War. In the 20th century, the Navy kept a communications station he, beginning wit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1I25_the-great-dune_Lewes-DE.html
You are standing on the Great Dune, the largest sand hill between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. This is the dune's highest point, about 80 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. It took thousands of years and the actions o…
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