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SC-198: originally installed in 2005. This area began as forest and swamp bridging the Divide between the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. European Contact made it a province of fur traders and hunters. In the 18th century, farming and timbering pushed back the swamp. With the 1780 Black Camp Insurrection during the American Revolution, the “Nanticoke […]


RG# 7060   1900 – 1949  Ellendale was laid out in the latter half of the nineteenth century by Dr. John Prettyman, whose wife, according to The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States, was the inspiration for the Town’s name. The Town of Ellendale was first incorporated in 1905. Its town limits […]

Delaware Tramp Art

Yeah, you read that right. Delaware Tramp Art.  I had a patron come in the other day to show me this decorated cigar box.  It was her great-grandmothers.  It was made in Ellendale around 1890. It seems tramp art is very collectible. These decorative boxes were made by blue-collar workers as gifts for their sweethearts during the […]