Of Delaware's three counties, New Castle County is the smallest in the area, even though two-thirds of Delaware's residents call it home. Aldous Huxley once mused that "the charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different." Certainly this is true of New Castle County.
In a new pictorial history book by local author Ellen Rendle, over 200 vintage photographs chronicle an area where history is as rich and colorful as the changing of the seasons and the imaginations of those who have lived here.
The author hopes the book “generates conversation about the choices our politicians, businesses and voters have made in the past. It is also my hope that we can learn from past mistakes and forge a brighter future.”
Highlights of New Castle County:
• A portion of the proceeds will support the Delaware Historical Society
• Book begins in 1875 as steamboats plied the waters of the Christina and Delaware Rivers and farmers worked the county's fertile farmland
• Corporate giants, the world's largest twin-span bridge and stories of individuals as varied as DuPont family members
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at 888.313.2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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