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South Jersey towns, history and legend

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Rutgers University Press , New Brunswick, N.J
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Statement[by] William McMahon.
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LC ClassificationsF134 .M16
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 382 p.
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Open LibraryOL4770211M
ISBN 100813507081
LC Control Number78163961

Published inthis book traces the history and legends of the 8 counties that make up the southern half of New Jersey. McMahon has arranged his information by county, and although the book has the word "Towns" in its title, he includes much that is not linked to any specific town (ship wrecks, personalities, historical events, to name just three)/5(5).

No region in the nation has a richer heritage than the eight counties of South Jersey--Cape May, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, and Ocean.

In this book William McMahon has collected an assortment of little-known South Jersey towns and historical anecdotes about the people and places of this area. "Mr. McMahon offers a chronicle that is full of storms and fires Reviews: 1. Shelves: new-jersey-history With simple narration, this book records the beloved stories of the counties in Southern New Jersey, highlighting each region's unique heritage.

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Although by no means an in-depth historical study, it is an enjoyable and basic introduction to South Jersey lore/5. Old and Historic Places in South Jersey. 17, likes 4 talking about this. All about the history, outdoors, nature, ecology, etc., of the Pine Barrens and ALL of South ers: 17K.

Published inthis book traces the history and legends of the 8 counties that make up the southern half of New Jersey. McMahon has arranged his information by county, and although the book has the word "Towns" in its title, he includes much that is not linked to any specific town (ship wrecks, personalities, historical events, to name just three)/5.

South Jersey comprises the southern portion of the U.S.

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state of New Jersey, between the lower Delaware River and the Atlantic designation of southern New Jersey with a distinct toponym is a colloquial one rather than an administrative one, reflecting not only geographical but also perceived cultural differences from the northern part of the state, with no official definition.

McMAHON, WILLIAM. Historic South Jersey Towns. [Atlantic City, ]. x,[2] p. Illus. Cloth. Popular account of the early towns of South Jersey. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller 5.

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South Jersey Towns: History and Legends by William McMahon No region in the nation has a richer heritage than the eight counties of South Jersey--Cape May, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, and Ocean.

In this book William McMahon has collected an assortment of little-known information and historical anecdotes Pages: Books shelved as nj-history: South Jersey Towns: History and Legends by William McMahon, Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden Sta.

Southern New Jersey is a hotbed for haunted tales and ghost stories, including the state devil, headless highwaymen, historical figures such as a Hessian officer, and convicted killers. Most People Don’t Know How These 21 Towns In New Jersey Got Their Start.

As a whole, the state of New Jersey has a very unique history. Inhabited by Lenape Indians for nea years, Europeans first visited the area when Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano dropped anchor along the Jersey Shore in Author: Kristen Koennemann. The Jersey Devil has garnered a deep following in the southern New Jersey and Philadelphia areas.

Due to the sightings, many believe the Devil to be an actual animal or phenomenon similar to Bigfoot and the ers sometimes cite the widespread sightings by crowds of people during the "phenomenal week of " as substantial evidence of some kind of occurrence.

In a collection of memorabilia about the people and places of South Jersey, William McMahon describes the heritage of the eight‐county region in “South Jersey Towns: History and Legend.”. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for HC/DJ South Jersey Towns, History and Legend by William H.

McMahonHC/DJ at the best. And They’re Loaded With History. The coast of New Jersey was first explored by Giovanni da Verrazzano in The area was first settled by Europeans in the early s, and we were the third state to ratify the US Constitution.

New Jersey is loaded with history, and some of our most interesting history lies within our oldest : Kristen Koennemann. In his book South Jersey Towns (Rutgers University Press, ), William McMahon relocates Captain Kidd’s coveted treasure a bit farther south in New Jersey.

He writes: He writes: In the late summer ofaccording to Brigantine legend, the Barkentine which served as the flagship for the notorious Captain William Kidd anchored near the.

The Avalon History Center (formerly the Avalon Museum) is an “educational institution that serves to engage and inspire a large and diverse audience with links to the past, understanding in the present, and guidance for the future by preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a southern New Jersey influence.

Composed, for the most part, from sketches that were published in the Courier-Post newspapers of Camden, New Jersey, Beck provides us with a series of stories of towns too tiny or uncertain for today's maps.

Together, these sketches help to create a more complete picture of the history of New Jersey.

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A connecting skein of untold or little known wartime history--the Revolution, the War of 4/5(1). The history of the Jersey Devil's beginnings is widely available on the Internet and in print, and is often, in fact, disappointingly copy-and-pasted from one article to another.

There are references to the earliest and best sources, but little effort seems to have been made to. PHOTOS: The ghost towns of South Jersey On her September tour, Solem began with a visit to perhaps the most visible remnant of a ghost town, the Samuel Richards mansion in Atsion. Richards was a.

The idea died. Before Wharton bought the properties they had known the feudal barony of Jesse Richards, who had mansions In Batsto and Atco and who operated two bog iron furnaces, a glassworks, a paper mill, farms, and minor industries.

These had largely gone, leaving ghost towns behind them, by the time Wharton took over. South Jersey’s suburbs have their own place in music history, and we’ve covered a few of them before.

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Located in Cherry Hill and built in by Joseph Thorn, a Quaker farmer, the “farmhouse and surrounding acre property offers visitors an opportunity to observe and participate in the agrarian lifestyle that once dominated the South Jersey landscape.”.

Many of the ghost towns were former communities based around iron-producing mills, most of which disappeared overnight once it became more profitable to mine ore in Pennsylvania. The Batsto Mansion is the biggest building in the town of Batsto, which is listed Author: Brendan Mcinerney.

History of Newark, New Jersey. Newark, N.J., Barker, Bette Marie, Daniel P. Jones, and Karl J. Niederer, comps. Guide to Family History Sources in the New Jersey State Archives. Trenton: Division of Archives and Records Management, New Jersey Department of State, Bergen, James J.

"Original and Present Boundary Lines of Somerset County.". An independent South Jersey would have needed the approval of a New Jersey Legislature willing to give up 15 percent of its population and 49 percent of its land area.

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Within the depths of the New Jersey Pine Barrens are several towns that no longer exist. These towns have been overgrown by the densely wooded. NJ history: These Jersey Shore 'towns' aren't really towns at all.

Here's how they came to be. From Ocean Grove to Brick Town, see which New Jersey towns aren't really towns at Author: Susanne Cervenka. Out of all the grim monikers encountered out on the roads less traveled throughout New Jersey, perhaps none is more foreboding than the infamous Shades of Death Road.

Like many places steeped in local lore, reality and legend have become intertwined over the years, obscuring exactly what can be considered fact regarding this byway.

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Long Pond Ironworks (Ringwood State Park, Ringwood)Founded by German ironmaster Peter Hasenclever who brought ironworkers and their families from Germany to build an ironworks "plantation," which grew to include furnace, forge, houses, shops and farms.