Medford, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

Overview

Settled by Quakers in the late 1600s, Medford was dominated by sawmills and gristmills in the mid-1700s. During the 1800s, small Quaker and public schools were scattered throughout the township, three of which still survive today. When Medford became a town in 1847, after breaking away from Evesham, it had already begun to develop as a community. William Cooper, a photographer during the turn of the 20th century, captured many of the images featured in Medford. Cooper photographed workers at Kirby's Mill loading ...

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Overview

Settled by Quakers in the late 1600s, Medford was dominated by sawmills and gristmills in the mid-1700s. During the 1800s, small Quaker and public schools were scattered throughout the township, three of which still survive today. When Medford became a town in 1847, after breaking away from Evesham, it had already begun to develop as a community. William Cooper, a photographer during the turn of the 20th century, captured many of the images featured in Medford. Cooper photographed workers at Kirby's Mill loading wagons, baseball players at the Medford Field Club, schoolchildren at Cross Keys School, employees at Braddock's Tavern, staff at the Indian Chief Hotel, glass blowers turning out bottles at Star Glass Company, and travelers at the Philadelphia, Marlton, and Medford train station on Main Street. He also snapped pictures of parades, kids playing in the streets, and men playing craps.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738576831
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,382,692
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis McDonald is a Medford resident and a longtime photographer with the Burlington County Times. Many photographs in this book come from the Medford Historical Society, the Kirby family archives, the Beverly Mickle collection, and the postcard collection of Bob Duerholz.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Village 9

2 Commerce 35

3 Mills 61

4 Agriculture 69

5 Schools 85

6 Dr. James Still 101

7 Public Safety 105

8 Social Life 111

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