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New Castle, Delaware - Delaware Historical Society, Stonum, Amstel House, Colonial School District (Paperback) Loot Price: R182
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New Castle, Delaware - Delaware Historical Society, Stonum, Amstel House, Colonial School District (Paperback)

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Chapters: Delaware Historical Society, Stonum, Amstel House, Colonial School District. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: New Castle, Delaware - New Castle was originally settled by the Dutch West India Company in 1651, under the leadership of Peter Stuyvesant, on the site of a former aborginal village, "Tomakonck" ("Place of the Beaver") to assert their claim to the area based on a prior agreement with the aboriginal inhabitants of the area. Due to its strategic location on the Delaware River, ownership of New Castle constantly changed hands during the 1600s when the flags of the Netherlands, Sweden and Great Britain all flew over the town. The Dutch originally named the settlement Fort Casimir, but this was changed to Fort Trinity (Swedish: Trefaldighet) following its capture by the Sweedes on Trinity Sunday, 1654. The Dutch recaptured the fort the following year and changed its name to Nieuw Amstel ("New Amstel"). This marked the end of Swedish rule in Delaware, but the cultural, social, and religious influence of these Swedish settlers remains today. As the town grew, Stuyvesant laid out a grid of streets, established the town common (The "Green"). Sir Robert Carr and the British routed the Dutch from the area in 1664 and changed the name of the town to its present name. The Dutch again seized the town in 1673 but it was returned to Great Britain the next year under the Treaty of Westminster. In 1680, New Castle was conveyed to William Penn by the Duke of York and was Penn's landing place when he first set foot on American soil in 1682. This transfer to Penn was contested by Lord Baltimore and the boundary dispute was not resolved until the survey conducted by Mason and Dixon, now famed in history as the Mason-Dixon Line. The spire on top of the Co...http: //booksllc.net/?id=108923

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Editors: Books Llc • Books Group
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-56564-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-158-56564-X
Barcode: 9781158565641

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