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The three counties which make up the state of Delaware were added to William Penn's lands in America. In 1682, Penn came ashore at New Castle and took possession, but these counties, which were well established, became dissatisfied with Penn's rule. In 1704, when he granted them a separate legislature, New Castle became the colonial capitol of Delaware.  In June 1776, the three lower county declared their independence from both Great Britian and Pennsylvania.  During the Revolutionary War, the minor battle of Cooches Bridge was fought in Delaware, a few miles south of Newark along the White Clay Creek.(LOL its not the White Clay Creek its the Christina Creek)  On December 7, 1787, Delaware signed the United States Constitution becoming the first state.

Today, Delaware is the corporate home to over half of the Fortune 500 companies in the United States.  Chemical and banking industries are the largest ecomonic force in northern Delaware, while agriculture make up the largest industry in the southern part of the state.  Tourist flock to Delaware beaches in eastern Sussex County in the summer months.  No sale tax has also made shopping a major industry in Delaware, as out of state buyers flock to Delaware from the surrounding states to save.

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Harborside House
Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
Handsome 1850 home in the historic district overlooks Marblehead Harbor. Enjoy water views from the fireplaced parlor, the period dining room, and from the summer breakfast porch. Home-baked breads... [more]