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Salisbury Times
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Description: Dune Drama Could Exploit Lewes History.

Date: September 11 1961

Newspaper published in: Salisbury, MD

Source: Newspaper Archives

Lewes, Delaware Monday, September 11, 1961:
By Virginia Cullen
The colorful history and growth of ancient Lewes could be exploited with an annual symphony drama on the sand dunes of Cape Henlopen. North Carolina has its "Lost Colony" annual spectacular as do many other states but none so far in Delaware. " Why not perpetuate the story of Lewes, a lost colonization where the first white men on Delaware soil were massacred by native Indians after building a colony in 1631."
The seed of such an annual event was planted last February by a Lewes man, HENRY P. MARSHALL, an amateur historian. Since then statewide interest has grown. In projecting the idea, Marshall stated: "Lewes occupies a unique position, bound on one side by the Delaware Bay and on the other by the pounding surf of the Atlantic, with acres of white sand and pines in between. The opportunity is here to give tourist another recreational advantage and a rewarding experience in history." Mr. Marshall gives his ideas about the type of such a historical drama at Lewes and its location. " I propose that it be put on in an outdoor theatre with a natural setting. It should have a backdrop of either the Delaware Bay or the Atlantic Ocean. There is plenty of room on the Capes."


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