Scenic USA - Delaware
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Points of Interest
|Photo by Ben Prepelka|
Many of the ponds in the Laurel area were created in the late 1700s, damming up streams to produce power for Delaware's budding iron industry. As bog ore resources were exhausted, agriculture and lumbering replaced the area's iron works. During the following century, as the population flourished, sawmills and grist mills made use of pond water power. Trap Pond, one of a half dozen mill sites in the area, was washed out in a flood in a devastating 1933 flood. An opportune project for the Civilian Conservation Corps, the dam was rebuilt and the area converted into a state park.
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