Pennsauken, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

Pennsauken, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

by Kathleen J. Crane
     
 

Pennsauken, a marvelous new photographic history created by local author Kathy Crane, brings to life the past of this historic New Jersey town in over two hundred black-and-white images accompanied by detailed and informative captions. The progressive and cooperative nature of this all-American town--Philadelphia's influential neighbor across the river--is vividly

Overview


Pennsauken, a marvelous new photographic history created by local author Kathy Crane, brings to life the past of this historic New Jersey town in over two hundred black-and-white images accompanied by detailed and informative captions. The progressive and cooperative nature of this all-American town--Philadelphia's influential neighbor across the river--is vividly illustrated in this unique and engaging volume. Pennsauken is a town of many "firsts," including the first American drive-in movie theater and Central Airport, which provided the only passenger service for South Jersey and Philadelphia when it opened in 1929. The city's transportation

developments are chronicled in photographs of boats that traversed the Delaware River, the Central Airport's development, and of the bridges constructed at the advent of trains and automobiles.

Photographs of Pennsauken's residents, founders, and landmarks, many of which have never been published, introduce us to local heroes, such as heavyweight boxer Jersey Joe Walcott, and depict the evolution of the town's strong industrial base.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738563275
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,298,593
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Kathleen J. Crane is a writer and teacher who has culled photographs from both public and private sources to create a lively journey into Pennsauken's past, a journey that is sure to delight young and old, historian and resident alike.

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