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During the past 250 years, Newark has transformedfrom a tiny farming community into a thriving small city. Its history includes the arrival of a variety of industries—including paper, woolen, and fibre mills and an automobile manufacturing plant—that have expanded the city's commercial and economic opportunities. Newark has also been home to the University of Delaware from its beginnings as a small academy in 1767. As a result, Newark's history is interwoven with that of the university. Althoughmany of the industries that once thrived in Newark have closed because of technological advances and shifting economies, the city continues to grow. Main Street is now the retail hub of the city, and stores reside in what were private residences. Despite all of the changes brought on by industry and the passage of time, Newark has maintained its small-town feel.
ISBN: 9780738552842
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Delaware
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The images included in this collection were gathered from a variety of sources, including the special collections department at the University of Delaware's Morris Library and longtime residents' personal collections. A lifelong Newark resident herself, author Theresa Hessey is a library assistant in the University of Delaware's Morris Library.
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