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The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil War Delaware

Written on: November 1st, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Join us on Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m. as the Delaware Public Archives continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with a program entitled “The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil-War Delaware.”  Obie Evans escaped slavery, survived the Battle of the Crater, and participated in Baltimore’s post-war street […]


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Newly Conserved Document Shows 1825 Road from Smyrna to Seaford

Written on: March 26th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryResearch Room

Several items have just returned from being conserved and one of the more interesting ones is an oversize plot for a road from Cowgill’s Corner (south of Smyrna) to the Seaford area.  Completed in 1825, this plot provides a detailed look at one of period’s main transportation arteries through Kent and Sussex County.  While the […]


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