Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey

Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey

by Henry Beck
     
 

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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.  A connecting skein of untold or little known

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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.  A connecting skein of untold or little known wartime history—the Revolution, the War of 1812, and the conflict of North against South—runs through most of the sketches.  Many of the sketches concern the pine towns and their people, "the pineys" who lived in the Jersey pine barrens.

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--Chicago Tribune

"Villages have disappeared even from the maps, the vestiges described by Beck having been obliterated by the bulldozer or the attrition of time. Only this book remains, a labor of love, to tell their stories."
—Chicago Tribune
"Villages have disappeared even from the maps, the vestiges described by Beck having been obliterated by the bulldozer or the attrition of time. Only this book remains, a labor of love, to tell their stories."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813510163
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1983
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

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