Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The First State

MM 1317 L-1131-FDelaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, and is therefore styled "The First State." If it weren't for Rhode Island, it would also be the smallest state (in area), and is also the 45th state in population. Yet, it is the seventh most densely populated state in the union.

MM 1318 L-1132-FWhat it lacks in size, it makes up for in the shoreline. The Delaware Shore is a popular vacation destination, particularly for residents of eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

We visited there as part of a vacation swing that included West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. From Rehoboth Beach we took a Whale Watching excursion, but only saw dolphins.

MM0011 L-1132-F large size cutout MM 0063 L-1363-F large size cutout

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At Saturday, January 12, 2008 , Blogger TIV: the individual voice said...

Vintage stage map postcards! I love them!

At Saturday, January 12, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Do you vintage "state" postcards?

These Delaware cards are certainly not "vintage" but they are fun to collect, nevertheless.

At Monday, January 14, 2008 , Blogger TIV: the individual voice said...

oops! glad you caught my typo. I get so enthusiastic...


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