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These 14 Photos of Delaware in the 1950s Are Mesmerizing

In the 1950s, Delaware, like the rest of the country was booming with babies and a bump in the economy. The population of Delaware was about 321,000 residents, compared to the nearly 1 million of today. People started moving from city centers to rapidly growing suburbs made possible with vast improvements in roads and transportation. We dug up these mesmerizing photos of the decade.

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Katy is a life-long Delaware resident who grew up on a small grain farm and spent her summers enjoying time at the beach. A full time public relations professional by day and a content specialist with OIYS at night, Katy loves sharing her love of her home state with fellow Delawareans and others. Loves: local food, dachshunds, horseshoe crabs, hiking, farmers markets, bourbon.