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Dover is a city in Delaware.

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  1. E.R. Johnson, inventor of the phonograph and founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company, today known as RCA, grew up in Dover.
  2. John Dickinson was called the Penman of the Revolution for his writings on independence. His boyhood home is preserved in Dover.
  3. Dover is home to one of the nation’s most trusted and honored command units, the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations. Located on Dover Air Force Base, this unit houses the only continental mortuary services for the military.
  4. Dover was named by William Penn for Dover in Kent, England.
  5. Dover is the only state capital in the United States with a volunteer fire department.

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