Author Arlene S. Bice lived and worked in New Egypt in the 1970s and early 1980s. A member of Antiquarian Booksellers of New Jersey and a Bordentown bookseller, she writes a book review column for the Register-News. Bice also wrote Images of America: Bordentown. She is a lifetime member of the New Egypt Historical Society and a regional representative of the International Women's Writing Guild.
New Egypt and Plumsted Townshipby Arlene S. Bice
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New Egypt and Plumsted Township is a collection of unique vintage photographs, many of which have never before been published. Beginning with Quaker Clement Plumstead of London, who was granted twenty-seven hundred acres in 1699, this history shows the progression of the township to the mid-1900s. At the end of the nineteenth century, railroad transportation brought visitors to New Egypt, which blossomed with hotels, guesthouses, the Isis Theatre, and carnivals on Oakford Lake. Among the images are views of Harker's Grove, a favorite spot for picnics and dancing on the pavilion; Sunday concerts held by local talent in New Egypt; and the open space that has made hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities popular pastimes for locals and visitors alike.
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