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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 11 - July 17, 1997. 47 Elisha Dickinson's 1792 dam across Indian River at Rock Hole led to Millsboro Millsboro, at the head of Indian River's navigable waters, first began to take shape as a community following construction of a milldam across the river by Elisha Dickinson in 1792. Prior to that time, on the north side of the river, a small community known as Rock Hole grew up around the an- nual run of spawning rock fish (striped bass in the late winter, providing a good source of fresh food. This aerial photo shows a small portion of In- dian River (center right) and Millsboro Pond (upper right) which was cre- Dennis Fomey photo ated by the milldam. Construction of a new southbound road (center of photo) from Sussex County's new county seat, Georgetown, also in the ear'- .ly 1790s, further contributed to Millsboro's development. An iron furnace and foundry built in the early 1800s added to Millsboro's economic devel- opment as did later industries such as charcoal, baskets, containers, can- neries and later operations for distribution of coal and feed for the grow- ing poultry industry. Sussex Central Middle School's in the center. Beebe Doctors Close to Home It's important to know that there are qualified doctors close to your home. At Beebe Medical Center in Millsboro, l.Joseph Blew, k, and Dr. Paul Goln, primary care physicians, will diagnose and treat your health problems with skill and care. They are committed to caring for you and your good health. Call 934-0611 11 I']t for an appointment with Beebe doctors close to your home. Beebe -Medical Center Millsboro, DE