Today we highlight an old marketing treasure in the DHS pamphlet collection from 1912. The Baltimore, Chesapeake and Altantic Railway Company teamed up with the Maryland, Delaware & Virginia Railway Company to entice one and all to vacation along the U.S. eastern seaboard. “School Days Are Over; Vacation is Here.”
We travel back to early August, 1917 this week to tour “Sunday Star” newspaper accounts of military developments in Europe and Delaware’s mobilization for “The Great War”. Delaware soldiers Frank P. Gedling (pictured), Alfred Hughes Burns, and Charles Barnes are remembered in this post.
Dallas Green, who passed away just a few months ago in March of this year, managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a Major League Baseball World Series Championship in 1980. Green was born on August 4th in 1934 in Newport, Delaware. He also went to school in the heart of Newport, at Conrad High School in … More Happy Birthday Dallas Green, Conrad High’s Most Famous Son.
Among the various headlines in the “Sunday Star” newspaper this week 100 years ago, we learn that German and Russian women took up arms and were fighting alongside men on the battlefield in Europe. We spotlight the military service records of Delaware soldiers William Bradfield (pictured), John H. Banks and George Gagan in this post.
We tour the life and times of Wilmington High School in 1993 this week. The school was located on Lancaster Avenue at DuPont Road in northern Delaware. Several unique segments are presented in the school’s yearbook “Beyond Imagination” such as “If I Had A Million Dollars”, “Did You Know?” ,”Adopt a Freshman” and “My Favorite … More A Visit To Wilmington High School in the 1990’s
Civil War General, Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, is born in Georgetown, Delaware, on July 1, 1833 to Jonathan and Catherine Milby Torbert. He began an Army career, graduating from West Point in 1855 and then being assigned to frontier duty out west. When the Civil War broke out, Torbert was offered commissions in both the … More This Month in Delaware…