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DuPont Historic Village Walking Tour
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Named after longtime resident Ethel Lumsdon. This park was recently redone with new equipment.

Plant, Sky, Tree, Land lot

Born in 1895, Ethel Lumsdon moved to DuPont in 1927 with her husband William who worked for the DuPont Company. She lived in town for 67 years during which she was a member of the towns Garden Club and Ladies club. She also helped get the town on the National Register of Historic Places. The land the park occupies initially had garages on it but those were torn down, only leaving concrete slabs which kids would ride their bikes over. Seeing kids playing on the remains, the city elected to build a park in its place with a city councilmember suggesting to name it after longtime resident Ethel Lumsdon.