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Cannon's Ferry in Woodland, Sussex County

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Photograph of Cannon's Ferry in Woodland, Sussex County, Delaware. Spanning the Nanticoke River, originally owned and operated by members of the Cannon family since 1793, the ferry was taken over by the State of Delaware in the mid-eighteen hundreds. Patty Cannon supposedly used this ferry as part of her illegal slave trade in the early nineteenth century. The location was called Slabtown and is now Woodland. On one occasion, rumor says, Patty Cannon persuaded a wealthy slave dealer to cross here, followed and murdered him a half mile further on, at a place called Cannon's Hill.
Type:
Image
Format:
Digital Reproduction Of 1 Black And White Photograph, 18 X 24 Cm.
Created Date:
1935
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Views of African American Life in Maryland - Enoch Pratt Free Library

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