Proudly laying claim to the title of first town in the first state, Lewes, Delaware, has a history brimming with little-known tales of gentleman pirates, desperate acts of cannibalism and a failed British bombardment in the War of 1812. Another attempted invasion occurred in 1853, when raucous New England fishermen intent on having a good time were repelled by residents armed with clubs and an old...
Series: Hidden History
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: The History Press (April 15, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 943144
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I am reading this now and it is so intriguing. I spent a vacation one Oct in Lewes and thought it was a great little out of the way place, but its history is amazing; it was the first city in the first American state. Delaware is a New England state....
1926, the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse toppled onto the beach. With the light extinguished, bootleggers had an easier time plying their trade. On January 5, 1932, a captured rumrunner was accidentally set ablaze when an oil slick caught fire on the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal. Author Michael Morgan explores stories of impromptu presidential dips, charismatic preachers, German POW camps and other lost tales from the history of Lewes.