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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Looking Back...

...over 100 years ago from this spot

 
 
Looking Back... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
1. Looking Back... Marker
Inscription.  In this photo from about 1913, park visitors enjoy the ice along with their dogs. A series of cold winters made ice skating on the Brandywine River a popular pastime. The dam pictured is the remnant of an early mill in Wilmington.
 
Erected 2014 by Delaware State Parks.
 
Location. 39° 45.063′ N, 75° 32.836′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on South Park Drive east of North West Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1420 North West Street, Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Looking Back... (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); McKinley (within shouting distance of this marker); H. Fletcher Brown: The Man and the Vocational School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Street Bridge
Looking Back... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
2. Looking Back... Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Soldiers' Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Looking Back... (approx. 0.2 miles away); John McKinly (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced this previous marker.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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