Remembering Sussex County: From Zwaanendael to King Chicken

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Beyond the Sand and the Sun are the Wide Acres and Cool Bays of Sussex County.

Rebels, Soldiers and Watermen have all toiled and roamed among the fields, bays and beaches of Sussex County. With grit and ingenuity they built strong communities that could face the onslaught of storms and sun seekers. From tales of the Black Camp Rebellion and the infamous Patty Cannon to stories of practical jokesters who brought a swamp monster to life, local author James Diehl brings together a ...

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Remembering Sussex County (DE): From Zwaanendael to King Chicken (American Chronicles)

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Beyond the Sand and the Sun are the Wide Acres and Cool Bays of Sussex County.

Rebels, Soldiers and Watermen have all toiled and roamed among the fields, bays and beaches of Sussex County. With grit and ingenuity they built strong communities that could face the onslaught of storms and sun seekers. From tales of the Black Camp Rebellion and the infamous Patty Cannon to stories of practical jokesters who brought a swamp monster to life, local author James Diehl brings together a fascinating and whimsical collection of vignettes that paints a portrait of Delaware's largest county. Between its sunny coast and green fields lie the small towns that the hardworking and hospitable people of Sussex County call home.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781596296619
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/29/2009
  • Series: American Chronicles Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Section I Eastern Sussex County 13

The Cradling of a State

A History Based in Methodism

A Welcoming Light at the Tip of Cape Henlopen

Recovery of the DeBraak

Protecting the Mouth of the Delaware

The Gateway to the Atlantic

The Legend of the Life-Saving Service

Separate but Certainly Not Equal

Keeping Delaware's Beaches Safe for Generations

The Fury of Mother Nature

Boats, Buttons and Beans

Girl Power!

Section II Central Sussex County 57

The Indigenous Peoples of Sussex County

"Just Country People Being Country"

Protesting the New American Government

Big Thursday in Oak Orchard

Sussex County's Milling Industry

A Festival that Is Uniqucly Sussex County

Oysters, Beer and Bluegrass Music

James Pettyjohn's Old Field, Geographical Center of Sussex

Tales from the Swamp

A Chapel of Ease for Blackfoot Town

General John Dagworthy-Local Hero and Nemesis of George Washington

Sussex County's Back Bays

Section III Western Sussex County 97

An Infamous River Crossing

The Face of Evil in Sussex County

The Historic Town of Bethel

The Controversial Life of William Henry Harrison Ross

Tiny Laurel Offers Unique Glimpse into History

Nylon Capital of the World

Life along the Nanticoke

A Glimpse into Pre-Revolutionary Sussex County

All Hail King Chicken!

Resources 125

About the Author 128

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

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    I enjoyed reading this book. The details were explained well and it was fun learning about the county i reside in. My college age daughter also enjoyed it very much.

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