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

Looking Back...

...about 100 years ago from this spot.

 
 
Looking Back Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
1. Looking Back Marker
Inscription.  Though is is not done today, ice skating on the Brandywine River used to be quite popular. In this photo from about 1913, park visitors enjoy the ice with their dogs!
 
Erected by Delaware State Parks.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 45.07′ N, 75° 32.839′ W. Marker was in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker was at the intersection of South Park Drive and West Street, on the right when traveling west on South Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Looking Back... (a few steps from this marker); 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 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Soldiers' Park
Brandywine River from the same point. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
2. Brandywine River from the same point.
(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.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been replaced.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The marker has been replaced with this marker.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,271 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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