Felton is a small town in Kent County Delaware, just south of Dover. Our featured Delaware yearbook is the “Echo”, published by the school in 1951. Unlike modern yearbooks which usually have very sophisticated formats, we see in Felton’s “Echo” a folksy and simple presentation of the school’s student body and staff.
The last daylight air raid over London by German planes occurred this week one hundred years ago. In September, German fighter pilots began bombing London by moonlight. Also during this week, the Second Offensive of the Battle of Verdun began.
The August Quarterly festival, the oldest African American religious festival in the country that celebrates freedom of speech and the right to free assembly, continues a proud tradition in Wilmington’s Harriet Tubman Riverfront Park. The first unofficial gathering was organized in Wilmington in August 1813 by Peter Spencer (1782-1843), a freed slave and charismatic religious … More This Month in Delaware…
Both German and English navies claim victory against each other in a naval battle in the North Sea at this time 100 years ago. Numerous stories from the Sunday Star newspaper in mid August, 1917 and Delaware soldiers John Pryce Eckles, Winfield Scott Byron, and Joseph C. Dougherty, and physician Abram Halprin are highlighted in … More Remembering The First World War
Dallas Green, Manager of the 1980 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies and Newport, Delaware native, was born in early August, 1934. Two weeks ago we showcased the 1951 “Conradian” yearbook of Conrad High School in which the teen age Green appears in many photographs as a junior. 1952 was Green’s senior year at Conrad High. … More Happy Birthday Dallas Green, Conrad High’s Most Famous Son: Part II