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Along Route 52: Delaware's Historic Kennett Pike (Images of by Andrew D. Engel PDF

By Andrew D. Engel

ISBN-10: 1467120944

ISBN-13: 9781467120944

ISBN-10: 1531672701

ISBN-13: 9781531672706

Created via an act of the Delaware Legislature in 1811, the Wilmington and Kennett Turnpike may develop into the most vital roads in New fortress County. Linking town of Wilmington, Delaware, to Kennett sq., Pennsylvania, it should develop into the most important within the transportation of products from a becoming commercial Wilmington to Philadelphia and the japanese counties of Pennsylvania. Kennett Pike, because it might end up recognized, operated as a motorway till it was once bought in 1919 by way of industrialist Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954). Du Pont may paintings over the subsequent yr and a part to widen and modernize the street and do away with its tolls. while paintings was once accomplished, he offered the line again to the kingdom for simply $1. Kennett Pike has persevered to develop during the twentieth century, with dozens of non-public estates gracing its borders. Villages similar to Greenville and Centreville were characterised by way of their state allure and native companies, together with Shields Lumber & Coal and Buckley's Tavern.

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