Birthplace of the Commercial Broiler IndustryIn 1923, Cecile Long Steele started a flock of 500 chicks. At 16 weeks, they weighted 2 and ? pounds and sold for 62 cents a pound. By 1989, growers produce birds of twice the weight in half the time. Sussex County leads the nation in broiler production, now a multibillion dollar industry.
|Placed By||The Delaware Public Archives|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:08pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 492327 N 4266569|
|Decimal Degrees||38.54751667, -75.08805000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 32.851', W 75° 5.283'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 32' 51.06" N, 75° 5' 16.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 28 West Ave, Ocean View DE 19970, US|
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