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

Looking Back

 
 
Looking Back Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
1. Looking Back Marker
Inscription. ...about 100 years ago from this spot.

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!

Photo
Skating on West Street Dam
 
Erected by Delaware State Parks.
 
Location. 39° 45.07′ N, 75° 32.839′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of South Park Drive and West Street, on the right when traveling west on South Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Sugar Bowl (approx. 0.2 miles away); John McKinly (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brandywine Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Tatnall House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Bassett (approx. mile away); African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial (approx. mile away); Site of Old Cathedral Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEntertainmentWaterways & Vessels
 
Brandywine River from the same point. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
2. Brandywine River from the same point.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,189 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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