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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1V1_the-delaware-line_Dover-DE.html
To commemorate and also preserve to posterity the undying fame of the patriotism and valor of the officers and soldiers of the Delaware Line who, in May 1780 were reviewed on this green for the last time immediately prior to marching on their immo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1S4_the-compass-rose_Dover-DE.html
First to ratify the Constitution of the United States. Delaware. The Compass Rose. Dedicated 7 December, 1988.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RT_the-first-state-heritage-park-of-dover_Dover-DE.html
The First State Heritage Park of Dover is Delaware's first urban "park without boundaries." It includes the many historical and cultural attractions within Dover's historical districts. Linking the diverse sites throughout Delaware's capital city,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RP_the-first-state-heritage-park-of-dover_Dover-DE.html
The First State Heritage Park of Dover is Delaware's first urban "park without boundaries." It includes the many historical and cultural attractions within Dover's historical districts. Linking the diverse sites throughout Delaware's capital city,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RG_new-castle-and-frenchtown-railroad_New-Castle-DE.html
Built 1832. One of first railroads in country. Extended from this point to Frenchtown on the Elk River. Important connecting link between the North and South. Absorbed by Delaware Railroad 1856.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QZ_landing-place-of-william-penn_New-Castle-DE.html
Near here October 27, 1682, William Penn first stepped on American soil. He proceeded to the fort and performed Livery of Seisin. "He took the key, thereof,?we did deliver unto him 1 turf with a twig upon it, a porringer with river water and soyle…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OA_the-green-or-market-plaine_New-Castle-DE.html
Laid out by Petrus Stuyvesant, Dutch Governor, 1655. On this green stood the old jail and gallows. Here were held the great fairs and weekly markets from early times.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N9_presbyterian-church_New-Castle-DE.html
Founded as a Dutch Reformed Church, 1657. The first building was on the Strand end of the church lot. This church was one of 7 which organized the first Presbytery in America in 1706. Present brick meeting house was built 1707.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IS_new-castle-common_New-Castle-DE.html
This land is part of a tract of one thousand acres set apart by William Penn in 1701 for the inhabitants of the town of New Castle. Trustees were appointed and incorporated by Penn's heirs in 1764, whose successors still hold and manage the land.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GM_brown-v-board-of-education_Wilmington-DE.html
Delaware remained a racially segregated society until the mid-twentieth century. Though the segregation of public schools was supported by the "separate but equal" doctrine that had been upheld by the nation's highest court, the facilities and ser…