Above: Detail from Francis William Edmonds’s “The Speculator” (1852). A rural couple listens skeptically to a representative of the Building Association, identified by the paper in his coat pocket. The salesman—whose top hat, pointed shoes,… Read More »The investment will return the cost thrice over!
Today’s Delaware State Fair in Harrington is all cow roping, carnivals and cotton candy. A delight for casual attendees, hard work for exhibitors. But few, if any, farmers at the Fair feel the pressure of… Read More »How the Delaware State Fair got its start
The Rehoboth Beach boardwalk shore vacationers today know and love was first built in 1884, and stretched for one and a quarter miles. How did the builders decide where to site its beginning and end?… Read More »Why Rehoboth Beach’s boardwalk is where it is