Century-Old Delaware City Records Headed Online

Posted by admin on Oct 10, 2013

The final year the Delaware City Fire Department employed a horse-drawn unit — the department budget allowed for $500 to be spent on maintaining the stables and purchasing horse feed.

In the late 1800s, the city was responsible for the public library and had a committee that oversaw its budget and operations. The Delaware sewer and water utility departments paid daily wages of 75 cents to workers in October 1903.

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