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Delaware

With the state motto of "Liberty and Independence," it's no surprise that Delaware was the first of the original 13 states of the Union; it's often called the "First" or "Diamond State." The state's name comes from the original governor of Virginia, Thomas West, Lord De La Warr. William Penn acquired the land that makes up Delaware to keep his Pennsylvania colony from being landlocked. Today, Delaware is one of the most industrialized states, known for its chemical research. Dover is the capital; the state flower is the peach blossom.
Vintage and current images of historic cities, people, events, and places in Delaware.

Mill on the Brandywine River, DE, 1818

Mill on the Brandywine River, DE, 1818

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach

New Castle, DE - George Reed II House

New Castle, DE - George Reed II House

Dolles Salt Water Taffy sign, Rehoboth BeachDECHighsmith

Dolles Salt Water Taffy sign, Rehoboth BeachDECHighsmith

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Rehoboth Beach, DE