BrandywineSprings[Book: Mark R. Lawlor – 1993 – 18x25cm – 164 Pages – Few B&W photos]. The illuminated entrance arch to Brandywine Springs Amusement Park (Wilmington, Delaware) declared, “Let all who enter here. Leave care behind,” – and many thousands of Delawareans did just that, from the park’s founding in 1886 until its demise in 1923. Chapter Points: The Early Years 1886-1899; Rapid Expansion 1900-1904; Progress and Problems 1905-1910; Time for Major Improvements 1911-1914; An Ageing Park 1915-1919; The Crowds Disappear 1920-1923; Times Change, 1924-Present. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.