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Seaford Shannon Willey

Seaford

Shannon Willey

Published September 20th 1999
ISBN : 9780738502076
Paperback
128 pages
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Located on the Delmarva Peninsula, between theChesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Seaford hasalways been a land rich in resources. The area was used by the Leni-Lanape Indians for both hunting and fishing and was first settled by Europeans inMoreLocated on the Delmarva Peninsula, between theChesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Seaford hasalways been a land rich in resources. The area was used by the Leni-Lanape Indians for both hunting and fishing and was first settled by Europeans in the seventeenth century. As early settlers raised their families and new generations thrived, Seaford began to take shape. Churches, businesses, schools, andother civic and social institutions were formed, and, in 1835, Seaford became an established town. A vibrant riverside community on the banks of theNanticoke in Sussex County, Seaford has long been one of the Eastern Shores most important economic sites. From the oyster houses and boatyards lining the river to the numerous produce farms and canneries to DuPonts first textile plant, manyindustries have contributed to the growth and stability of the greater Seaford area. Images in this visual retrospective not only provide glimpses of these important businesses of days gone by, but also pay tribute to the remarkable people and places that have given Seaford its proud heritage.