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Cranberry Lake and Wanakena [NOOK Book]

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Few New Jersey towns have retained as muchnineteenth-century charm as Cranbury. Set inagriculturally rich Middlesex County, Cranbury isknown for its shuttered white-clapboard houses, lovely shaded streets, picket fences, and tranquil lake. First settled in 1697, Cranbury came of age more than one hundred years later when it developed into a bustling center with a gristmill, a sawmill, tanneries, blacksmith shops, and other business enterprises typical of small-town America. These images are fascinating: most of ...
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Cranberry Lake and Wanakena

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Overview

Few New Jersey towns have retained as muchnineteenth-century charm as Cranbury. Set inagriculturally rich Middlesex County, Cranbury isknown for its shuttered white-clapboard houses, lovely shaded streets, picket fences, and tranquil lake. First settled in 1697, Cranbury came of age more than one hundred years later when it developed into a bustling center with a gristmill, a sawmill, tanneries, blacksmith shops, and other business enterprises typical of small-town America. These images are fascinating: most of them have never before been published, and many of them were donated from family albums and collections. The recollections of many living residents have beenincluded as well, and the stories, anecdotes, andmemories breathe life into the images of a by-goneera. The result is a remarkable visual history, bothinformative and entertaining, that serves to preserveand celebrate Cranbury's proud heritage. Cranbury is a journey into the past that will thrill resident andvisitor, young and old alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439611333
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 67 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Susan Thomas Smeby is a cofounder and board member of the Wanakena Historical Association and a longtime postcard collector. In Cranberry Lake and Wanakena, she showcases more than two hundred vintage images of the area, most predating World War I. Around these images she weaves significant detail to bring to life an early time when a diverse people-year-round residents, tourists, sportsmen, guides, loggers-shared the woods, waters, and folklore of Cranberry Lake.
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