Mark E. Dixon

Articles by This Author

Hagley Museum's Patent Model Collection Travels to China

The 'Spirit of Invention' exhibition, currently on display at Tsinghua University in Beijing, aims to inspire young entrepreneurs—no easy task in a country still bound by the principles of communism.

Even in a World War II Invasion, Proper Punctuation Mattered

Wilmington-born Joe Rosevich​ played an interesting role in this 1942 operation.

The Stories Behind 5 Famous Delaware Resorts of Yesteryear

Hotels and amusement parks of decades past were grand affairs that served people with limited means, limited mobility or limited access to most public facilities.

Unpacking the History of Delaware's Whipping Post

Writer Theodore Dreiser came to the First State in 1900 to observe prisoners being punished.

How an 18th-Century Doctor from Dover was Ahead of His Time

When Revolutionary soldiers were dying of disease, Delawarean James Tilton made a difference.

Peter Plockhoy's Unknown End

The founder of Zwaanendael imagined it as a utopia. His ultimate fate remains a mystery.

History: Was Benjamin Ferris One of the Good Guys?

Seneca Indians thought Benjamin Ferris was there to help, but he had an agenda.

First State History: The Addicks Affair

If you think politics is an inherently corrupt business, well, your great-grandparents might have thought so, too. Or not.

Murder on College Campus in 1858 Never Solved

A perennial truth: Crowds of twenty-somethings get rowdy.

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