Saturday, April 11, 2020

The Kiamensi Spring Water Company

Long ago, about 4 miles west of Wilmington, there was a bottling plant along the banks of the Red Clay Creek. Today the site of the former Kiamensi Springs Company sits Almost Forgotten in the woods behind the neighborhood of Albertson Park. Check out our new video and learn about the Kiamensi Springs Company, who quenched the thirst of locals for 15 years a century ago. We're taking a bit of a new approach with this topic with this short video presented in cooperation with Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm



We've written about Brandywine Springs before and there is more to come. The park is filled with stories that need to be told. We're excited to work with Greenbank Mill and Philips Farm. More Valley Vignettes will be coming your way in the coming months. 


Friday, April 3, 2020

Walk Through History at Brandywine Springs

New Castle County has put out a new video showcasing Brandywine Springs Park. The once-famous park is filled with history and has been the subject of our research on numerous projects. Markers have been installed throughout the park by Friends of Brandywine Springs. Even though we recently posted about Brandywine Springs, we wanted to share the new video and thank New Castle County for showcasing the park. With spring-like weather ahead, Brandywine Springs is a great place to take a socially-distant walk to get a little exercise and learn a few things. 


Brandywine Springs is a real gem and worth a visit. We're doing our part to spread the word about the park, which offers a great blend of nature and history. Look for more Almost Forgotten History blog posts about Brandywine Springs in the coming weeks.

Wilmington's Role in The Lady Bird Special

Early 1900s Postcard View of Wilmington Shops Wilmington has been a railroad town since America became connected by steel rails. There a...