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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.  
Skating on West Street Dam

Though it 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Delaware State Parks 🏞️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
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 This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.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. Looking Back... (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); McKinley
Brandywine River from the same point. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
2. Brandywine River from the same point.
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(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 (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. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,305 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on May 23, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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