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  Visit Delaware
Old New Castle is a charming town to visit with its original cobblestone streets, colonial homes and guided historical tours.
And don’t forget the coastal town of Lewes, which tells the story of Delaware’s seafaring past that dates back to the 1600s.
Delaware's only zoo is conveniently located on the banks of the Brandywine River.
www.visitdelaware.com   (388 words)

  Delaware News - Topix
DELAWARE TWP., Pa. - Two fishermen discovered a woman's body in Dingmans Creek Thursday morning, prompting an investigation into how she got there.
HIT: The plans of father and son, Tim and Justin Hare, of Allentown, for a 150-mile canoe ride on the Delaware River from Skinners Falls, N.Y., to Wells Falls in Lambertville to raise funds for the Delaware Val...
Potential organized crime links are among the areas authorities are investigating in the case of a missing Hightstown woman whose 11-month-old son turned up alone in a hospital parking lot in Delaware.
www.topix.net /city/delaware-nj   (684 words)

  Delaware State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
Adopted on July 24, 1913, the Delaware state flag has a background of colonial blue surrounding a diamond of buff color in which the coat of arms of the state is placed.
Below the diamond are the words "December 7, 1787," indicating the day on which Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution.
Because of this action, Delaware became the first state in the Union, and is, therefore, accorded the first position in such national events as presidential inaugurations.
www.50states.com /delaware.htm   (323 words)

Delaware is an agricultural state, its soil is fertile and a large portion of it in a high state of cultivation.
Delaware" as they were called, began to be governed by a separate assembly, and though the authority of the Governor of Pennsylvania was still acknowl4edged, the legislature and tribunals were not appreciably affected by any external authority.
Delaware were members of the continental Congresses of 1774 and 1775, and voted for the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04692a.htm   (3537 words)

  Delaware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Delaware was one of the original Thirteen Colonies and is known as the "First State" as it was the first to ratify the United States Constitution.
Delaware is bounded to the north by Pennsylvania, to the east by the Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean and to the west and south by Maryland.
Delaware is home to approximately 20,000 Jews, who are served by the Jewish Community Center in Brandywine (outside of Wilmington) and by a number of educational, social and cultural agencies supported by the Jewish Federation of Delaware.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Delaware   (4474 words)

 Dover, Delaware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dover was founded as the court town for newly established Kent County in 1683 by William Penn, the Proprietor of the territory generally known as the "Lower Counties on the Delaware." Later, in 1717, the city was officially laid out by a special commission of the Delaware General Assembly.
The capital of the state of Delaware was moved here from New Castle in 1777 due to its central location and relative safety from British raiders on the Delaware River.
The Delaware State Library, Delaware State Museum, and the Delaware State Archives are located in downtown Dover and are open to the public for research and browsing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dover,_Delaware   (1296 words)

 Delaware State Park
Delaware State Park rests in the midst of the fertile agricultural till plains of Delaware County.
Delaware Lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the construction of a flood control dam in 1951.
Delaware Wildlife Area offers 4,670 acres managed by the ODNR Division of Wildlife for public hunting and fishing.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /parks/parks/delaware.htm   (999 words)

 Delaware   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At the second Treaty of Lancaster (1748) with the Iroquois, Shawnee, and Delaware, the governor of Pennsylvania urged the Iroquois to "remove the petticoat" from the Delaware and restore the Ohio tribes to the covenant chain as a barrier against the French.
The 1,000 Delaware in Indiana had no doubt what the outcome would be of a confrontation with the State of Indiana and, at the St. Marys Treaty in October, 1818, ceded their Indiana lands and agreed to move west of the Mississippi.
Delaware hunting parties were attacked: by Santee Sioux near Des Moines, Iowa in 1841; Sioux and Cheyenne on the Smokey Hill River in Kansas in 1845; and by Sioux on the upper Platte in 1852.
www.tolatsga.org /dela.html   (16675 words)

 NARA | The National Archives Experience
Subsequently, he participated in Delaware's constitutional convention and sat in both the upper and lower houses of the legislature.
An ardent small-state advocate, he attacked the pretensions of the large states over the small and warned that the latter might be forced to seek foreign alliances unless their interests were accommodated.
He presided over the Delaware constitutional convention, in which he chaired the drafting committee, and began a term as speaker of the legislative council, which in effect made him vice president of the state.
www.archives.gov /national-archives-experience/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_delaware.html   (2619 words)

 DEA Briefs & Background, Drugs and Drug Abuse, State Factsheets, Delaware
Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington, is located on the Interstate 95 corridor, the East Coast’s most frequently traveled highway that runs from Boston, through New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, to Miami.
Another concern to Delaware law enforcement officials is the availability of various drugs to teenagers and young adults during the summer months at Rehoboth Beach.
Marijuana is readily available in varying quantities in Delaware, such that it is easily obtained and used by individuals from a variety of ethnic populations and socioeconomic sectors.
www.dea.gov /pubs/states/delaware.html   (1568 words)

 Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife
A fishing license is required to fish in the non-tidal waters in Delaware.
A license may be obtained from the Dover, Delaware office or from over 100 license agents, mostly sporting goods and hardware stores, throughout the state.
Any resident of Delaware who is 16 or older, but less than 65, is required to have a license to fish in non-tidal waters.
www.fw.delaware.gov /Fisheries/FishingInfo.htm   (286 words)

 Delaware state taxes
Delaware's income tax covers six tax brackets, ranging from 2.2 percent to 5.95 percent.
Delaware offers various property tax relief programs for residents 65 years of age and older, as well as property tax exemptions for residents with disabilities.
Legislation enacted in 2005 repeals the requirement to file a Delaware estate tax return for dates on which the federal estate tax law does not allow a credit for state death tax (currently 2005 through 2010).
www.bankrate.com /brm/itax/edit/state/profiles/state_tax_Dela.asp   (478 words)

 Delaware Apartments
Delaware's economy relies heavily on industry; for example, the state is home to Du Pont, one of the world's largest chemical companies.
Delaware has hot and humid summers with temperatures reaching the 80s during the day; sea breezes cool the area at night.
Delaware has no sales tax, and Wilmington's city wage tax and property taxes are among the lowest in the area.
www.rent.com /rentals/delaware   (693 words)

 Living In Delaware: Real estate listings at LongandFoster.com
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware's Eastern Shore boasts a comfortable climate and miles of sandy coastline.
Delaware also features a number of natural attractions, such as its sandy beaches, the Thousand Acre Marsh, and the 80-foot high Great Dune.
Delaware is known as the "First State" because it was the first of the 13 colonies to ratify the United States Constitution.
delaware-homes.longandfoster.com /homes_in_delaware.aspx   (476 words)

 Introduction to Delaware - The United States of America
The First State: (Official) Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution in 1787.
Supported by the Delaware Railroad in the early nineteenth century, Delaware became the leading producer of peaches in the United States.
Delaware was under Swedish rule from 1638 to 1655.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/de_intro.htm   (888 words)

 Delaware travel guide - Wikitravel
Delaware, while not the smallest of the United States of America, was the first state to ratify the US Constitution.
Delaware is bordered by the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
The capital of Delaware is Dover, located in the middle of the state.
wikitravel.org /en/Delaware   (830 words)

 Delaware: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts — Infoplease.com
Delaware also grows a great variety of fruits and vegetables and is a U.S. pioneer in the food-canning industry.
Delaware, indigenous people of North America - Delaware Delaware, English name given several closely related Native American groups of the...
University of Delaware - Delaware, University of Delaware, University of, at Newark, Del.; land-grant and state-supported;...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108194.html   (486 words)

 The Delaware Quarter - The United States Mint
The Delaware quarter, depicting the historic horseback ride of Caesar Rodney, galloped onto the scene as it kicked off the much anticipated United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
Caesar Rodney was a delegate to the Continental Congress.
Through an Executive Order issued by Delaware Governor Thomas R. Carper on February 2, 1998, state residents were encouraged to submit quarter design concepts to the Delaware Arts Council.
www.usmint.gov /mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=DE   (317 words)

At a concert by //delaware, you can find yourself listening to delicate, almost acoustic ballads that turn into monsters of screaming guitars and pounding drums.
Words that are used to describe songs by //delaware may vary from happy, uplifting, energetic and intense, to melancholic, dark and thoughtful.
Delaware released their debut album in 2003 and they released their second, "Lost in the beauty of innocence" in February 2006.
www.myspace.com /officialdelaware   (916 words)

 Delaware Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Delaware (base map) JPEG format (102K) County boundaries and names, county seats, rivers.
Delaware and Maryland (reference map) JPEG format (196K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
Delaware and Maryland (reference map) PDF format (144K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/delaware.html   (214 words)

 Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service)
For 40 miles the Middle Delaware River passes between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight.
The Middle Delaware (left) is one of the cleanest rivers around; the Delaware watershed provides water for 10% of the nation's population
You are in the footsteps of two centuries of hikers as you climb the gateposts of the gap, Mt.
www.nps.gov /dewa   (321 words)

 Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River - Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River (U.S. National Park Service)
The Delaware Aqueduct is the oldest existing wire cable suspension bridge in the nation.
Begun in 1847 as one of four suspension aqueducts on the Delaware and Hudson Canal, it was designed by and built under the supervision of John A. Roebling, future engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge.
These awe inspiring birds are now nesting in the area and are often seen hunting near areas of open water in the mostly frozen Delaware during the winter.
www.nps.gov /upde   (297 words)

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.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/de   (90 words)

 Delaware Professional Regulation - Real Estate Commission
COMMISSION FUNCTION: It is the authority of the Delaware Real Estate Commission (hereafter designated as "the Commission") as provided for in Chapter 29 of 24 Del. C., § 2901-2960 to license and renew the licenses of qualified salesperson and broker applicants.
The Commission has appointed an Education Committee to assist it in determining acceptable courses of instruction, seminars and lectures to be submitted to the Commission for approval.
The meetings are open to the public and are held in Conference Room A of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware.
dpr.delaware.gov /boards/realestate/index.shtml   (241 words)

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