It was during this week, one hundred years ago, that the first Americans began landing on the shores of France at the port of Saint Nazaire. Although these “Doughboys” (as the British referred to the American troops) would not see military action until October, the entrance of the Americans into the conflict was a major … More Remembering World War I on Independence Day
No American company greater exemplifies the industry, community and the worker’s world of America in both the Reconstruction era and the Gilded Age than the Harlan & Hollingsworth Company. Every face in the following group portraits tells a story. Stern to serene to smiling, we see in each face what it meant to be a … More The Harlan & Hollingsworth Company, Titan of Shipbuilding
On June 25th, 1917, the first wave of American soldiers arrived on the shores of France. On June 27th, the largest gun ever built up until that time, Germany’s “Lange Max” fired for the first time. It’s target was Dunkirk.
This week we visit the year 1950 at the University of Delaware with a tour of the “Blue Hen” yearbook. in 1950, Harry S. Truman is President of the United States. In late June, North Korea storms into South Korea with the aid of Russian military equipment: the Korean War begins. The Commander of U.N. … More The Blue Hen of 1950
During this week in 1917, as WWI continued, Germany conducted its first airplane bombing raid of London. News from and Sunday Star newspaper and service records for Delaware soldiers William Alderson, James Joseph Barker, and John Gainor are presented in this post.
Our book collection highlight this week is a sensitive and expansive study by William Williams of the precarious balance between natural resources and man’s presence in the First State. The influence on environmental policy by former Governors Carvel, Peterson, DuPont, Castle and Carper are provided.
The Olympic Torch Relay for the 1996 Summer Games passes through Delaware on June 19, 1996. By this point, the torch was nearing the end of a long journey, the American leg of which had begun on the West Coast in Los Angeles on April 27th. As the torch criss-crossed the country making its way … More This Month in Delaware…