The Green

Doverís center square, The Green at State Street, is the site of the Delaware Supreme Court, the Delaware State House Museum, and the Kent County Courthouse. One of the nation's most historic sites, it was the location of many rallies, troop reviews, and other patriotic events.

The square was laid out in 1717, in accordance with William Penn's orders of 1683. It was here Delaware voted to ratify the U.S. Constitution on December 7, 1787, making it the first state to do so.

The Green was the site of early fairs and markets when the city was the county seat and then state capital. A cenotaph in honor of Caesar Rodney, an enigmatic character from the American Revolution, is situated in the cemetery of the Christ Episcopal Church on this square. During the Revolutionary War, the Delaware Regiment gathered on the Green before marching to meet General George Washington in the north.

Close to this square was where Caesar Rodney commenced his famous ride to Philadelphia to sign the Declaration of Independence. Old residences, dating back to 1728, around the Green preserve the colonial charm for which Dover is distinguished.

The Green now hosts political rallies and public events such as the Spring and Summer Performing Arts Series, 4th of July festivities, and caroling during the Christmas season.

"Old Dover Days" is a special event held here in May, when many private homes and buildings are open to the public.

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The Green Beret Story
... 30, 2005 30th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War Related Topics The Green Beret Story Home | Site Map Visit our other sites: African Americans | American Revolution | American Indians | Bill of Rights | Buffalo SolThe Green Beret Story Home | Site Map Visit our other sites: African Americans | American Revolution | American Indians | Bill of Rights | Buffalo Soldiers ...
http://www.vietnamwar.com/30thanniversary.htm

Tavern on the Green
The first FLO luncheon took place on May 3, 1983 at Tavern on the Green and raised $172,000 for Central Park. Over the years, the luncheon has outgrown the Tavern; in 1999, the FLO luncheon raised $1.9 million for Central Park. [Abouthe Green and raised $172,000 for Central Park. Over the years, the luncheon has outgrown the Tavern; in 1999, the FLO luncheon raised $1.9 million for Central Park. [About CPC ...
http://www.centralparknyc.org/virtualpark/southend/tavernonthegreen

StephenKing.com: The Green Mile
... Flap Set in the 1930s at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, The Green Mile is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nineThe Green Mile is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nine-year ...
http://www.stephenking.com/pages/Works/Green_Mile

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