…And They Are Ours

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 by Oliver Hazard Perry- “we have met the enemy and they are ours…” from which the book’s title is derived.

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A highlight from the Delaware Historical Society’s book collection appears on this blog every Wednesday morning.


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