Delaware Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the First State has to offer!

See beautiful butterflies flutter by at a local state park; a burned-out lighthouse on the side of the road; and the ghosts of forgotten mariners at a ferry launch site.

Meet a rubber-band ball record holder; a lucky, duck-drawing artist; and a grape-growing musical genius who ...

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Overview

 
Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the First State has to offer!

See beautiful butterflies flutter by at a local state park; a burned-out lighthouse on the side of the road; and the ghosts of forgotten mariners at a ferry launch site.

Meet a rubber-band ball record holder; a lucky, duck-drawing artist; and a grape-growing musical genius who founded the state’s first vineyard.

Visit the country’s last working canal used for shortcuts; the gap where exit two on I–95 should be (sorry, no shortcut here!); and a mansion-turned-museum’s gravity defying oval staircase—a cut above the rest!

Whether you're a born-and-raised Delawarean or a recent transplant, author
Beth Rubin will have you laughing out loud as she introduces you to the neighbors you never knew you had and takes you to places you never knew existed—right in your own backyard.

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By this point, weirdness has become an appealing new norm, so it shouldn't surprise us that Globe Pequot's excellently strange Curiosities series continues to spread throughout the country. The latest to be infected by this gleeful quirkiness is Delaware, which has finally shed its austere reputation as the First State.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762743353
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 966,296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth Rubin is the author of several award-winning guidebooks, including Fommer’s Washington, D.C. with Kids and Washington, D.C. for Dummies.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     x
Northern Delaware-New Castle County     1
Central Delaware-Kent County     49
Slower Delaware-Sussex County Interior     81
Beaches-Sussex County     127
Index     153
About the Author     159
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