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Beach Life

Written on: August 11th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

I was on my way to work this morning and thought “Man what a great day to go to the beach.”  Ironically enough,  this afternoon a couple from Idaho came in who had been to Rehoboth. They wondered if the boardwalk always looked the way it does now.  They had popped into the Rehoboth Public Library and it was suggested by one of the staff to visit the archives.

 We have tons of information on Delaware beaches.  We have over 2000 photographs.  We have state reports, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, maps, and town minutes to name a few of the records we have.

 The couple got a kick out of looking at the old photographs of the old bathing suits and the original layout of the town of Rehoboth.

 To learn more about what is happening at the beaches, visit DELDOT’s beach information page 

or DNREC’s park page

To see more pictures of the beach, view the beach album on our Facebook page.

Photo of Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
(Purnell Collection)


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