HEAR YE! HEAR YE! ALL OF AMERICA The Developers are coming! The Developers are coming! Join in the effort to preserve the lands now at risk which encompass the Revolutionary War Battle of Cooch\'s Bridge in New Castle County, Delaware. The running skirmish between Aikentown (Glasgow) and Iron Hill was our first defensive action against the Red Coats\' late summer 1777 advance from the Head of Elk to Philadelphia. The Patriots succeeded in stalling the British and Hessians troops and inflicting a great many casualties. A history park will boost tourism in nearby counties of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Three key properties in the Pencader Hundred, New Castle County, DE, are now threatened: * Royal Farms plans to develop the corner of Rte. 72 and Old Baltimore Pike on the gateway of the historic battle grounds at Cooch\'s Bridge, even as the surrounding lands are safely under state control. * Walgreens had planned to demolish the colonial Brook\'s house and barn to develop the corner of Rte. 40 and old Rte. 896, a property which anchors the Aiken\'s Tavern National Historic District. * A developer, Stephen J. Nichols in Glasgow, DE, purchased the neighboring farm (the Barczewski property) on November 10, 2005, so that 224 houses, a shopping center, a public elementary school, and a church parking lot can be built. The 236 acres of the farm contain 11 documented Native American prehistoric archeological sites, earthen trenches from the British occupation of Aikentown (Glasgow) in 1777, remnants of the B. H. Latrobe feeder canal from 1804, and several structures from 1815 that are on the National Register of Historic Places (Dr. Samuel Henry Black). General Lafayette named the farm \"La Grange\" while a visitor there in 1824. What you can do:
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matt , United States9 months ago State: Delaware
N Smith, United States2 years ago State: Delaware
Comments: These historical places should remain! Enough building has already been done in this state. In fact, save the trees too!
Susan Riedy, United States2 years ago State: Maryland
Comments: Mrs. Brooks was my first grade teacher in 1958.
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