Founded by explorers named Hilton in 1623, Dover is one of the nation's oldest settlements, and proud of that reputation. Once one of the world's largest cotton manufacturing towns, Dover was the site of the first woman's factory strike in the 1800s. Today Dover has a number of intriguing historic sites including the must-see Woodman Institute, the nation's oldest surviving garrison, and the home of Lucy Hale (sweetheart of John Wilke's Booth) and her father JP Hale, the country's first abolitionist senator. Among the performers this July is the well known Irish folk singer Tommy Makem of Dover making a rare appearance.
Information Courtesy of the Dover Chamber of Commerce
Photo of Damm Garrison (1675) courtesy of The Thom Hindle Collection. from an original hand-colored glass negative.
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