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.
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
During this week 100 years ago , a major battle took place in Romania: the Battle of Marasti, with Russian and Romanian armies joining forces to attack the German 9th Army. The result was a much needed victory for the Romanian army which fought with tactical brilliance and tenacity. In Russia, Alexander Kerensky replaces Georgy … More World War I, 100 years ago this Week
We present the service records of Delaware WWI Soldiers James Harlan Gause (pictured), Edgar Robert Goldsborough and Thomas Windal Eaton today. During the week leading to July 10th, 1917, Germany bombards London from the air killing or wounding nearly 200 Londoners and the final initiative of the Russian army begins: The Kerensky Offensive, which eventually … More Remembering the First World War
Nestled on the Delaware River just north of the gateway to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is the placid town of Delaware City. Our featured yearbook is from the town’s high school, Gunning Bedford Jr. High School in 1965. This item, as with a previously highlighted “Gunner” was formerly owned by a student of the … More “The Gunner”, 1965