If you’ve lived in Delaware long enough, and traveled up and down the state more than a couple of times, there are certain landmarks and icons that become ingrained in your memory. See if you can identify the location of these Delaware places from the images alone.
1. A bright red salt water taffy sign
High above the Rehoboth Boardwalk stands the sign for Dolles, which specializes not just in salt water taffy, but in caramel corn and candies. It's been making treats on site since 1927.
2. A great big shiny propeller
Just north of Milford is Medding's Seafood, serving up fresh, local seafood from the store and restaurant inside. The giant propeller out front is from the Vietnam-era air craft carrier, the USS Shangri-LA.
3. This scary monster
Miles the Monster is a newer face to the state, towering over the 1-mile Dover Downs Speedway track. He's best seen up close at the track or while speeding by on Route 1.
4. The lights of a Sea Dragon
One of the more stomach-dropping amusements at Rehoboth Beach's Funland is the Sea Dragon. This popular sea-side play land has been a local and visitor favorite since the 1960s.
5. Towers standing tall
From 1939 to 1942, numerous towers were constructed along the Delaware shoreline. Inside, spotters kept a look out for suspicious activity off the Delaware coast.
6. A bright blue bird
BAWK! YoUDee is the mascot of the University of Delaware (UD). The mascot gives a nod to Delaware's Blue Hen chickens.
7. A giant cannon
This giant cannon is meant for shooting pumpkins (aka punkins) instead of cannonballs. Delawareans can usually spot a punkin chunker even if it's not at an official event.
8. The location of this leaning sign
We swear it tips over just a little bit more each year. I think a little part of some Delawareans will die when the sign in front of Dover Plumbing Supply finally topples over.
9. An Amish man that towers over town
Does anyone else remember when this guy stood outside a restaurant in Dover? Now he stands guard over Shirey's Automotive north of Milford.
10. Remember this neon green beauty
Alas, the building is still there, but it's no longer lime green. Fairways Inn has some 'colorful' history as a go-go bar and topless club.
11. The company behind this logo
It's a shark, a dogfish shark...for Dogfish Head Beer! Dogfish sharks are real; common to Delaware waters, they're a small species of shark.
12. The spinning blades of this turbine
In 2010, the University of Delaware completed the installation of a wind turbine on its campus in Lewes. The spinning blades generate enough energy to power the campus and about 50 homes in Lewes.
13. Twin spans over water
Whether crossing from Delaware into New Jersey, or New Jersey into Delaware, the twin spans of the Delaware Memorial Bridge are distinct.
14. The hook of a landmark from a sky high view
If you catch a flight from Philadelphia Airport and head south, you might be able to sneak a peak at Cape Henlopen from your mile-high window.
15. "Clouds" over the bay
Mommy, look at those pretty clouds! No, sweetie, that's just steam from the nuclear power plant in New Jersey.
16. A former hot spot to shop
Now called the Blue Hen Corporate Center, for many of us when we were growing up, this was the mall in lower Delaware. The Blue Hen Mall--another place in Delaware devoted to the chicken.
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