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Burlington was the capital of the province of West Jersey from 1681 to 1702, and one of the capitals of the United ...
Burlington was the capital of the province of West Jersey from 1681 to 1702, and one of the capitals of the United East and West Jersey from 1702 to 1790. In 1726, Benjamin Franklin printed the first Colonial money in Burlington, and the state's first constitution was signed here in July 1776. The city has been home to numerous historical figures, including President Ulysses S. Grant, Captain James Lawrence, and James Fenimore Cooper. Burlington traces the city's history from a Quaker community to its prominence as the first Burlington County seat and as a manufacturing center served by railroad and shipping lines. The amusement park on Burlington Island, the construction of the Burlington-Bristol Bridge, the Library Company of Burlington, and the Metropolitan Inn are among the many featured landmarks.
Posted May 27, 2002
The writing is superlative; concise, clear and informative. The photos are of great interest and, for anyone who ever lived in Burlington County, filled with charm and nostalgia. This book is a 'must-have' for any serious or novice collector interested in the history and evolution of Burlington.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.