OLD FORT PARK AT LEWES
TO BE HISTORIC SITE
The Old Fort Park, across the street from the post office is to be a historical spot, The fort dates
back to early history of Delaware, with a number of iron cannon of the past laying there,
without the attention they deserve, for years.
More visitors are more impressed by the magnificent old oak tree that stands in the quaint
church yard, yards away, and instantly recognize its antiquity as one of the oldest trees in the state.
The canon will be rehabilitated, mounted on concrete forms, ready to repel any intrusion in the
Delaware Bay for centuries to come, with an appropriation of the State Historical Museum
Association. Reconstruction of the old fort into a park can be expected within the next year.
Then Lewes will have someplace to direct its visitors attention and become a favorite
breathing space for all Lewes residents.
ABSTRACT: Sunday, July 18, 1920, Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania