Remembering Sussex County: From Zwaanendael to King Chicken

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Rebels, soldiers and watermen have all toiled and roamed among the fields, bays and beaches of Sussex County. With grit and ingenuity they built strong communities that could face the onslaught of storms and sun seekers. From tales of the Black Camp Rebellion and the infamous Patty Cannon to stories of practical jokesters who brought a swamp monster to life, local author James Diehl brings together a fascinating and whimsical collection of vignettes that paints a portrait of Delaware's largest county. Between its sunny coast and green fields lie the small towns that the hardworking and hospitable people of Sussex County call home.
ISBN: 9781596296619
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Delaware
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 59
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
James Diehl is a long-time resident of Sussex County. As a journalist, he has written about the county's history for a number of Delaware publications and he has worked for the Daily Times in Salisbury, MD. He has also been an editor for The Sussex Post and he was the Managing Editor for The Sussex Countian. Diehl has won several awards for his writing from the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association (MDDC). He has standing relationships with several historical societies in the county, the Delaware Public Archives and local museums. He also maintains a close relationship with Delaware Technical & Community College as their former public relations officer and is currently a partner in a public relations firm.
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