Delaware’s rise as a corporate hub is explored, highlighting Wilmington Trust, du Pont family’s role, legal frameworks, and policies.
In 1986, Delaware’s Punkin Chunkin contest began from a simple debate between two locals, gaining massive popularity over the years. Contestants, using machines like trebuchets, hurled pumpkins to clinch titles. The event faced challenges, including lawsuits and venue changes, but remains a symbol of community spirit, resilience, and tradition.
The Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Delaware’s last ocean coast lighthouse, once navigational aid, became a community symbol after its deactivation in 1978. A community-led effort, headed by the Peppers, preserved the beacon, which now stands as a tourist attraction and historical site.
Everyone always wants to know the origin of the name Slaughter Beach. No one seems to know for sure. There are legends, anecdotes, and speculation about a Delaware Postmaster, Indian massacres, whaling events, and of course about the very large numbers of Horseshoe crabs that come ashore each spring.