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By Greer Firestone

- Playwright/actor in 1 man First Person Multi Media Living History show THE DuPONT STORY  A FAMILY A COMPANY

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The DuPont Story  A Family A Company:  



Alfred I. in Florida in 1926. I love the 20's and am addicted to BOARDWALK EMPIRE. The protagonist, Nucky Thompson, is in Tampa now and scheming over 'swamp land'. By no means I am suggesting that A.I. was in any way unethical - quite the opposite. But he saw great potential in the great wilderness of the pine forests and natural harbors of the Panhandle. Over 8 years he purchased 320,000 acres. The tiny hamlet of Port St Joe was included (think St. Joe Paper Co.) His vision was to pave the roads in the panhandle. He created and became Pres of Gulf Coast Hwys Assoc. and financed it. His dream was to create "The Florida Loop", a 1000 mile road to connect Jacksonville to Miami (and in the offing put cousin Coley du Pont's measly 100 mile Rt 13 to shame.) These last 15 years of his life were mainly spent in FL. Owing to his greatest philanthropic mission, that of aiding young children with crippling diseases, well, that is why Nemours Foundation is so very prevalent both here in Wilmington and in Northern FL.

The DuPont Story  A Family A Company - 1 man Living History Multi Media First Person show. No state in the union has been impacted by a company or a family as have we in Delaware.

42 minutes. Q & A afterwards. Performed over 40 times throughout DE Great for non-profit fund raisers, social gatherings and high schools.

For booking information 302.494.3133   www.GreerFirestone.com

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