Seaford, Delaware

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Located on the Delmarva Peninsula, between theChesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Seaford hasalways been a land rich in resources. The area was used by the Leni-Lanape Indians for both hunting and fishing and was first settled by Europeans in the seventeenth century. As early settlers raised their families and new generations thrived, Seaford began to take shape. Churches, businesses, schools, andother civic and social institutions were formed, and, in 1835, Seaford became an established town. A vibrant riverside community on the banks of theNanticoke in Sussex County, Seaford has long been one of the Eastern Shore's most important economic sites. From the oyster houses and boatyards lining the river to the numerous produce farms and canneries to DuPont's first textile plant, manyindustries have contributed to the growth and stability of the greater Seaford area. Images in this visual retrospective not only provide glimpses of these important businesses of days gone by, but also pay tribute to the remarkable people and places that have given Seaford its proud heritage.
ISBN: 9780738502076
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Delaware
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Based on the memories of local historian Wright Robinson and produced through a partnership of Seaford Main Street, the City of Seaford, and the Seaford Museum, this comprehensive pictorial history relates the fascinating story of a small Delaware city and the people who have made it flourish over the last 150 years. Capturing the unique spirit of the region in vintage photographs and postcards, this wonderful compilation will take readers on a journey through Seaford's past that is sure to be both entertaining and educational.
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