Just a bout a year ago a gentleman by the name of Bill Salerno approached me and asked if I could help him out by posting some information on this blog. As it turns out Bill was working on a project regarding eleven women hired to be corrections officers at the old New Castle County Workhouse in the 1940’s. He had some photos and a couple newspaper clippings that he hoped would help identify the women hired. I was more then happy to help out. You can see that post here.
After more then a year of gong through the archives, internet searches and other research including the support of County, State and local Legislators, Bill had all his hard work rewarded. At 10:30am on May 30th 2014 a Historic Marker was unveiled at the site of the old Workhouse. The ceremony was well attended and at one point Bill said to me “this was more then I expected”.
Congratulations to Bill for his dedication and enthusiasm to see a project like this through.
Below are some photos from today’s event.
|Bill speaks to crowd as Legislators and County Officials look on|
|Senator Peterson, Senator Blevins and Representative Kim Williams address the crowd|
|County Executive Tom Gordon also addressed the crowd|
|Some of The Crowd|
|Again, more of the crowd|