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The second smallest state in the Union (it’s bigger than Rhode Island) is shaped somewhat like an upturned elf’s bootie set against the right angle of Maryland. As though drawn with a protractor, the arcing toe-end of the bootie marks the northern border with Pennsylvania. (No other state in the Union includes such an arcing border.) Delaware is book-ended to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware Bay, and the Delaware River. Not surprisingly, treasures from these waters have been an important part of Delaware’s culinary traditions, particularly crabs, clams, and fresh and saltwater fish. Delaware is also an important chicken and egg producing state. Delaware is named after Thomas West, 3rd Baron De la Warr, an Englishman who arrived in Jamestown in 1610. Delaware was the first state to ratify both the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution; hence it’s nickname, the “First State.” During the Revolution, soldiers from Delaware carried Blue Hen chickens into battle, which they used for cockfighting. One of Delaware’s nicknames is the “Blue Hen State”; a fighting blue hen is the mascot of the University of Delaware.
 

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