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Delaware from Railways to Freeways

Delaware from Railways to Freeways

First State, Second Phase


Dave Tabler


Nonfiction, Education, Travel

Publish Date

November 1, 2023

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Dave Tabler's "Delaware from Railways to Freeways" offers a compelling glimpse into the state's rich history from 1800 to 1907 through engaging stories and captivating photographs. This second volume in the Delaware History Overview series serves as both a delightful coffee table book and an informative reference, exploring the state's evolution in technology, society, and culture. Readers will be enthralled by anecdotes of 19th-century life, the rise of significant inventions, and transformative technologies that shaped Delaware into a historical powerhouse.


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Want to know more about the historical depth of the Diamond State? Curious to learn the surprising background behind cypress shingles, Conestoga wagons, and Patty Cannon? Wondering about the origins of George Washington’s famous cherry tree story? Popular blogger and long-time Delawarean Dave Tabler relishes sharing his love of the past with hundreds of thousands of online readers. And now he’s here to celebrate the many fascinating details that make this small first state a real powerhouse.

Delaware from Railways to Freeways covers eye-opening information about the region and its residents from 1800 to 1907. Laying out a captivating journey through pictures and offering up little-known anecdotes, entertainingly educational stories, and a comprehensive deep dive, Tabler gives insightful commentary on inventions, contributors to society, and transformative technology. History lovers of all ages will immensely enjoy this trove of 19th-century lore.

In Delaware from Railways to Freeways, you’ll discover:

- The illustrator responsible for the modern-day version of Robin Hood

- Which innovative minds were behind Christmas Seals, RCA Victrola, and other cool contraptions

- How roads were built, the iron industry rose up, and breakwaters and ferries expanded

- Fun facts about the state fair, the founding of the A.M.E. Church, and a flying machine

- The Civil War & Reconstruction era, The Gilded Age & Beyond, and much, much more!

Delaware from Railways to Freeways is the perfect combination of coffee table book and reference resource and is the second volume in the Delaware History Overview series. If you like photography from the past, engrossing regional tales, and adaptive teaching tools, then you’ll adore Dave Tabler’s fresh retrospective.

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