Delaware

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Read about small towns in Delaware:

LewesTracing its origins back to 1631 (we know, right?), Lewes started off as a result of a whale-oil colony established along the western shores of the Delaware Bay by a group of two-dozen men who had sailed from Holland to the New World. First named Swanendael, or Valley of the Swans in Dutch, the town was initially a fort. However, a misunderstanding between the native people and the colonists resulted in a massacre and the destruction of the fort. Today, because of the initial colonization of Swanendael, Lewes prides itself in claiming to be “the First Town in the First State.” Continue reading…

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