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Play Ball!

Written on: June 9th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

It’s that time of year: the crack of a bat, the smell of hot dogs, and screaming parents.  Yeah, it’s baseball season!  Whether it’s little league, school, or professional, Delaware has plenty of action for you.  Did you know you can see how baseball has evolved in Delaware here at the Archives?  We have photographs […]


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Happy Memorial Day!

Written on: May 28th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

This weekend we pause to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  I would like to take a few minutes to tell you that we have lots of records relating to not only Delaware’s involvement in wars, but the individuals who served. We have records from the Revolutionary War up through […]


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Gentlemen Start Your Engines!

Written on: May 18th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

This past weekend was the spring race for NASCAR at Dover International Speedway.  One might say “What would the archives possibly have on a NASCAR event?”  For starters, we have lots of photographs.  We have great aerial views of Dover Downs from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.  It is incredible to see how the seating […]


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Dover Days

Written on: April 30th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

This Saturday will be the 77th annual Old Dover Days Festival. There will be the traditional Maypole dance, parade, house tours, and many other events. Did you know that Mabel Lloyd Ridgely was one of the founders of Dover Days?  Did you know that the research room was named in honor of her? Mrs. Ridgely had […]


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OUCH! Dang Mosquito!!!

Written on: April 19th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

I saw in the newspaper the other day that they are predicting that the mosquitos are going to be really bad this year because of all the water still laying around.  Did you know that we have records of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Mosquito Control?  We have scrapbooks, diaries, ditch drawings, and photographs. Subjects […]


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Haunted Delaware

Written on: March 17th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

Do you ever watch the show Ghost Hunters?  It’s gotten to be a pretty big thing.  We had a group of high school students come in the other day that are big fans of the show and wanted to know if Delaware had any haunted places.  Of course we do! There are numerous stories of […]


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Snowmore!

Written on: March 10th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

A family came in the other day from out of town.  They had come to visit relatives and couldn’t believe all the snow we had.  They couldn’t remember it ever being like this on any other family visit and asked if this was normal?  It made them wonder how many winters has Delaware had like […]


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Photos from Aviation’s Early Days

Written on: March 4th, 2010 in PhotographsResearch Room

Our photo archivist, Randy Goss, was organizing some of the photos from one of our Photograph Collections and found these great shots of Samuel P. Langley’s attempt to be the first man to fly. These six pictures were taken October 7, 1903 on the Potomac River.  Langley was the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and […]


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Are You Sure Pop-Pop Served In The Civil War?

Written on: February 12th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

Have you ever had an Uncle that always has a story about one of your ancestors serving in a war? So the story goes of war heroes in every family. Did you ever wonder if it was the truth?  A young lady came in because her uncle had been telling her for years about her […]


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AHH! You Mean I’m Not Really Married?

Written on: February 2nd, 2010 in PhotographsResearch Room

You’ve been asking your kids for years to give you a trip to Europe for Christmas. You don’t need any more knickknacks, gift certificates, etc.  And this year they finally did!  Now you have to get your passport.  I had an extremely excited woman call to get a copy of her marriage certificate from 1964.  […]


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