Along Delaware's Old Post Road: From Claymont to Iron Hill

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Overview
Along Delaware's Old Post Road: From Claymont to Iron Hill snakes through the Colonial towns of Claymont, Wilmington, Newport, Stanton, Christiana, and the Pencader Hundred portion of northern Delaware. This 13-mile route has different names, from Philadelphia Pike to Maryland Avenue to Old Baltimore Pike, but it is along this road that the State of Delaware has its earliest roots. The photographs of the people and places are mostly misty memories as the route grew from a narrow dirt road to a modern four-lane thoroughfare. From Cooch's Bridge at one end, where the only battle on Delaware soil was fought, to Archmere Academy at the northern end, the corridor has a largely forgotten place in history. Travelers now trace the same route once traversed by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon as they rode into history.
Details
ISBN: 9781467122733
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Delaware
Series: Images of America
Images: 204
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
As a professional historian and former president of the Christiana Historical Society, Ken Baumgardt has published local histories of the Delaware Park Racetrack and Rodgers Tavern in Perryville, Maryland, both of which lie along the Old Post Road. The images in this book are drawn from his personal collection, with contributions from the Library of Congress and the Delaware Public Archives.