Shamong

Shamong

by George D. Flemming
     
 

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Shamong Township, incorporated in 1852, was originally a part of Evesham Township. It is one of many communities that make up the Pinelands National Reserve. Shamong is a Native American word meaning "place of the horn" or "place of many deer." From 1758 until 1802, 3,284 acres of the township were home to the first and only Native American reservation in New Jersey.

Overview

Shamong Township, incorporated in 1852, was originally a part of Evesham Township. It is one of many communities that make up the Pinelands National Reserve. Shamong is a Native American word meaning "place of the horn" or "place of many deer." From 1758 until 1802, 3,284 acres of the township were home to the first and only Native American reservation in New Jersey. Prominent citizens of old Shamong included John B. Gardner, former mayor of Atlantic City, Civil War veteran, and United States congressman. James Still, the famed "black doctor of the Pines," was born in Shamong in 1812, and his younger brother, William Still, is celebrated as the father of the Underground Railroad. The photographs in Shamong provide a visual reminder of the past and celebrate the history of this community, which remains a vibrant rural and residential area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439637418
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/29/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
48 MB
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Meet the Author

George D. Flemming, historian for the Indian Mills Historical Society, is a lifelong resident of southern New Jersey. He has been a student of history and archaeology for more than 50 years. He attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Charles Morris Price School of Journalism in Philadelphia.

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