This fascinating visual history features more than two hundred carefully selected photographs that together document the people, places, and events that have defined the city of Toms River and the surrounding area. Located on the banks of the river of the same name, Toms River was first settled in the early 1700s by loggers drawn to the dense forests on the river’s banks. During the American Revolution, the village was a constant thorn in the side of the British, and it was attacked and burned to the ground in 1783. The arrival of the railroads in the late 1800s ushered in a new age of expansion which, spurred on by the construction of the Garden State Parkway in the decade after World War II, continues to this day.
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The Publications Committee of the Ocean County Historical Society has gathered a treasure trove of information and imagesmany of them rare and previously unpublishedto create this delightful tribute to Toms River. Many of the photographs deal with life on the river; for while the world around it has changed, the river has remained a constant source of natural beauty and recreation. Allow Along the Toms River to lead you back into the past: it is a journey worth making, and one that you will never forget.
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