Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Ghost Towns and Lost Cities - Delaware

An interesting article is here;  http://inwanderlust.weebly.com/blog/ghost-towns-and-lost-cities-Delaware
From Wanderlust blog the articles talks about ghost towns several of which I did not know existed at one time.  Some are recently lost. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Couple Of Ebay Items For Delmar Delaware

There are a couple of interesting items regarding Delmar Delaware on ebay;
First is a record by the Welch Family singers From Delmar
with Ellen Mae, Regina S., Danny, Gary and Richard Welch

The second is a 1923 (postmark) postcard to John Handy Culver of the M E Church in Delmar.  The card is from Louise Culver to her brother John Handy Culver who it looks like was in the army at the time.

It looks like State street and First street was dirt at the time

John Handy Culver was born in 1907 to John W. and Elizabeth Culver.  He would died in 1972.  He attended the College of William and Mary and his 1929 yearbook photo is below.  He was active civic person, ended up having his own Oldsmobile franchise in Salisbury. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Highlander Glory

Jay Hearn has a website called Highlander Glory on which talks about the Hearn(e) family from this area.  We hope to have him speak to our organization in January or February.  The website address is;

There are several tabs, so wander around, the website to see if there is anything you may be interested in. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Delaware Railroads by Deldot

At the Deldot website is a PDF formatted article (abt 20 pages)  on Delaware Railroads.  There are some references in it to Delmar and a photograph (page 43) of the round house in Delmar.  The link is https://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/delaware_bridge_book/pdf/del_rrs.pdf

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Delmar 1876

The pile and tie trade mentioned refers to timber for mine pilings and railroad track ties

Monday, December 7, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Area Telephone Companies

The 1967 Jack Adkins Telephone Article; Riverton and Delmar telephone Company, Diamond State telephone Company, C&P telephone company, Salisbury telephone Company, Bethel, Laurel and Sharptown Telephone Company.