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Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Brief History of New Castle, Delaware

Early Settlement and Dispute:

New Castle’s history is fascinating, as it is driven primarily by coincidences. It began in the 1650s when a dispute occurred between the Swedish and the Dutch over the land. Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of New Netherland, built Fort Casimir on the land that he purchased from the Native Americans. What he later discovered, when hostility arose, was that this same land had already sold by the native peoples to Peter Minuet, representing the Swedish crown, in 1638. In 1654, the fort was captured by the Swedish and renamed Fort Trinity; but it was only a year before the Dutch gained control of the fort once more.

However, in 1663, all of this: To read more follow the link below:

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