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Extending in a southwesterly direction, Route 9 ambles from the Delaware Bay at Lewes through Georgetown, and finally to Laurel. Though connected by the same road, these three communities each possess their own distinctive histories and unique characteristics. Dating back to the 1600s, the future site of Lewes was visited by Henry Hudson on his quest for a Northwest passage to Asia, and was bombarded by the British in the War of 1812. Georgetown was founded in 1791, and serves as the county seat and center of government for Sussex County. Laurel was incorporated in 1883. In addition to lumber and poultry industries, the navigable water on Broad Creek allowed a canning industry to flourish, and at one time Laurel became one of the wealthiest towns in the state.
About the Author
Collectors John Jacob, Edward Fowler, and Neal Boyle have collaborated to produce a volume of postcard scenes that exhibit this unique stretch of Delaware from the sea to inland. All three are enthusiastic postcard collectors, and each have contributed their extensive knowledge to this compilation that show all angles of history on the road from Lewes to Laurel.
Table of Contents
|2.||Lewes Before 1920||25|
|3.||Lewes is Growing||41|
|4.||Georgetown in 1885||55|
|5.||Georgetown Before 1930||65|
|6.||Georgetown Since 1930||79|
|7.||Laurel Before 1930||91|
|8.||Laurel Since 1930||107|
|9.||Ponds, the Campground, and Old Christ Church||123|