"The Golden Fleece Tavern" Historic Marker. The Delaware Public Archives operates a historical markers program as part of its mandate. Markers are placed at historically significant locations and sites across the state. To view all the Historic Marker photographs please visit http://archives.delaware.gov/markers/markers-search.shtml
Spectators crowd the Delaware House for a debate on ratification of the 19th amendment. The suffragists hoped Delaware would be the deciding state in the ratification of the 19th amendment but the bill never passed the Delaware House. Photo from "The Suffragist" May 1920.
Kent County Courthouse, Dover, Delaware ca. 1880s-1890s. From the Janson Collection. Karl J. Janson was a Swedish immigrant who came to this country in 1880. He was a watchmaker and jeweler for a store in Dover, DE. 9015-005-001 #5. www.archives.delaware.gov
John Edward Addicks. Wealthy businessman known as "Gas Addicks" for his acumen in the natural gas business. Ran unsuccessfully for Senator from Delaware four times. The scandal surrounding his attempts to gain control of the Delaware Republican party was one of several that inspired passage of the 17th Amendment, requiring direct election of Senators.
Mrs. Cordelia Botkin of California, convicted of murdering Mrs. John P. Dunning of Dover, Delaware by sending her poisoned candy through the mail. Illustration from the San Francisco Call, 30 August 1898