Cherry Hill: A Brief History

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is known today for its shopping centers and residential neighborhoods. This tightknit community, founded in the 1600s by English followers of William Penn, began as a collection of hardworking farm families and early American Patriots. The town played an important role as the “crossroads of the American Revolution” and bravely fought to help southern slaves to freedom using the Underground Railroad. Townspeople persevered through the turbulent and trying times of the early twentieth ...
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Overview

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is known today for its shopping centers and residential neighborhoods. This tightknit community, founded in the 1600s by English followers of William Penn, began as a collection of hardworking farm families and early American Patriots. The town played an important role as the “crossroads of the American Revolution” and bravely fought to help southern slaves to freedom using the Underground Railroad. Townspeople persevered through the turbulent and trying times of the early twentieth century, eventually to triumph in building the haven from the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia that it is today. From its agrarian roots to the excitement of the Garden State Park racecourse, join authors Mike Mathis and Lisa Mangiafico as they take you through an illustrated, imaginative tour of Cherry Hill’s past and present.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596295964
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/29/2010
  • Series: History Press Brief History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,417,907
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Mathis is chair of the Cherry Hill Historical Commission and a former newspaper reporter and editor. A graduate of Villanova University, he is the author of five books and is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of New Jersey, which was published by Rutgers University Press in 2004.

Lisa Mangiafico is a member of the Cherry Hill Historical Commission and the New Jersey State Historical Records Advisory Board. She holds degrees from James Madison University, the University of Massachusetts and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She is a contributor to the Dictionary of Virginia Biography and the Encyclopedia of New York State.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Chapter 1 Early Beginnings 9

Chapter 2 Peace and Prosperity 21

Chapter 3 The First Wave 37

Chapter 4 The Epicenter of Entertainment and Suburbia 49

Chapter 5 Turning a Suburb into a Community 81

Chapter 6 Turning the Corner 111

Bibliography 123

About the Authors 127

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