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Pagan Creek Dike

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c. 1660. North bank of Canary Creek, just west of New Rd.

As in New Castle, Dutch settlers built a dike to carry a road across the marshes behind their riverfront habitations. This one, thirty feet wide and 700 feet long, crossed the “Great Marsh” and what is today called Canary Creek, presumably facilitating trade with the Indians. Archaeology took place on the overgrown dike in the 1950s.

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W. Barksdale Maynard
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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Pagan Creek Dike", [Lewes, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DE-01-ES15.

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Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 268-268.

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