This week we visit the merry court of Seaford, Delaware’s high school Knights in 1941. ALOHA!
On this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, as we honor those who died in the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941, we also celebrate the history of the Pearl Harbor naval base itself. The United States Navy had a presence in Hawaii since 1887, when it first acquired the right to establish a coal fueling … More Remembering Pearl Harbor
The foreword of this week’s collection item states “The itinerary of the powder train recounted in this story follows the actual route and dates of the 1913 Centennial Wagon Trip which “Carried Powder to Perry”. Most of the incidents included are based on actual happenings along the journey.” The book concludes with the famous passage … More …And They Are Ours
The April 4th, 1919 Evening Journal newspaper announcement of the death of Delaware soldier Thomas Davis, of the 59th Pioneer Infantry, is provided here. Davis was killed by a landmine and left behind a wife and small child. The service record of Polish American Joseph Komorowski is also provided along with numerous headlines and local … More Remembering World War I: Russians Defend the City of Bucharest in Furious Battle This Week, 1916
This week we visit the year 1974 at Conrad High School in Newport, Delaware
Our featured book this week is written by Brett Gadsden and concerns race relations and school desegregation in Delaware. The table of contents provides us with what topics are covered. The book is available for reading at the DHS library, or a copy may be purchased from the publisher. A highlight from the Delaware Historical … More Desegregation in Delaware
Silversmith John LeTelier and his son (also John LeTelier) flee the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia to set up shop in Wilmington. Although nothing is known about his early training, the elder LeTelier began working in Philadelphia around 1770. On November 2, 1793, he announced his arrival in Wilmington with the following advertisement in … More This Month in Delaware…