Friday, February 20, 2015

50 States QAL Delaware

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This is Delaware

Delaware flag

and some facts about it

  • Admission to Statehood:

    December 7, 1787 (1st State)

  • Here is one of the more intriguing interesting facts about Delaware: while it is the second smallest state in the country, it was the very first state to join the country. It all started off with what most people would consider a rather non-influential state today.

    Delaware is the only state without any National Park System units such as national parks, seashores, historic sites, battlefields, memorials, and monuments.

    The log cabin originated in Finland. Finnish settlers arrived in Delaware in the mid-1600s and brought with them plans for the log cabin, one of the enduring symbols of the American pioneer. One of the cabins has been preserved and is on display at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover.(another site said they were Swedish)

    Tradition holds the first time Betsy Ross's famous flag was flown was at the Battle of Cooch's Bridge. This historic site is located on route 4 in Newark.

    The Lady Bug is Delaware's official state bug.

    Delaware was named for Lord de la Warr. He was the first governor of Virginia.

    and fun facts

    What could five bucks buy you in 1880? How about the 87 foot lighthouse presented at Fenwick Island. This entire lighthouse was thrown up for just five bucks, which is downright amazing considering you can't even get two gallons of gas for that price today.

    While you're riding through Delaware it is always a good time to stock up on groceries, school supplies, clothing, and anything else that you will be purchasing when you get back home. Why? They join Alaska, New Hampshire, Oregon and Montana in not charging sales tax.

    Double Dog Dare You
    I dare you to marry the next man who walks into the room! You might yell this out while at the bar and feeling very good, but in Delaware it would be against the law. You are illegally permitted from marrying someone on a dare in this state

    If you are sewing along, link up your block below

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