A History of Salem County, New Jersey: Tomatoes and TNT

A History of Salem County, New Jersey: Tomatoes and TNT

by Charles Harrison


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Salem County is exceptional in New Jersey and the United States for being an agriculture epicenter and, at the same time, an industrial hub. During its early history, farms spurred the growth of Salem County towns, including Elsinboro, Pilesgrove and Oldman's Township. Then and now, tomatoes were a popular product of this south New Jersey region. Salem County residents were always industrious, and mills and glass manufactories sprang up as well. The region's landscape and culture were later revolutionized with the arrival of DuPont in the late nineteenth century. Local historian Charles Harrison chronicles these events, along with the rest of the unusual and rich history of Salem County, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609492380
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/21/2011
Pages: 158
Sales rank: 1,181,276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

In addition to writing this history on Salem County, Charles H. Harrison has written the books: A History of Salem County, A Story of People (The History Press), Growing a Global Village: The Story of Seabrook Farms (Holmes & Meier) and Tending the Garden State (Rutgers University Press). He also has written a number of articles about New Jersey and its people for Trailer Life, Planning, New Jersey Monthly and South Jersey magazines. Harrison and his wife reside in a 150-year-old house in Woodstown. Original photographs for this book were taken by Stephan A. Harrison of Pitman. Stephan was a photographer for Today's Sunbeam in Salem County.

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