The DuPont Highway

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The original DuPont Highway was the nation's first divided highway when its expansion between Dover and Wilmington was completed in 1934. Found on maps as Route 13 between Dover and Wilmington and as Route 113 between Dover and the southern border with Maryland, it had been officially dedicated 10 years earlier as the Coleman DuPont Road. Thomas Coleman du Pont, a descendant of E. I. du Pont and a two-time U.S. senator, had championed the road and paid nearly $4 million of his own money toward its completion, even after turning the project over to the newly created Delaware State Highway Department. While other philanthropists started schools, libraries, parks, and hospitals, Coleman du Pont said, "I will build a monument a hundred miles high and lay it on the ground." He was close. The DuPont Highway measured 96.7 miles. Enjoy the rich history of the DuPont Highway in this collection of 15 historic black-and-white postcards.
ISBN: 9780738567525
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Delaware
Series: Postcards of America
Images: 200
Pages: 15
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4.25 (h)
In this collection of vintage-photograph postcards, William Francis and Michael C. Hahn explore the road's past.
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