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

Looking Back…

…over 70 years ago from this spot

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
1. Looking Back... Marker
Inscription.  Created during the Great Depression, this garden's first plants were 670 roses donated by Mr. Jasper Crane. In 2001, the Friends of Wilmington Parks began restoration to return the garden to its original state.
 
Erected 2014 by Delaware State Parks.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Delaware State Parks 🏞️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2001.
 
Location. 39° 45.406′ N, 75° 33.103′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on North Park Drive north of North Van Buren Street, on the right when traveling south. On the grounds of Brandywine Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19802, 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… (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Memories of Brandywine Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Looking Back... (approx. 0.2 miles away); John McKinly
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
2. Looking Back... Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); New Castle County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Looking Back... (approx. 0.3 miles away); Salesianum School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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