South Jersey is perhaps best known for its beachside boardwalks, glitzy Atlantic City hotels and blueberry farms, but behind these iconic symbols are the overlooked tales that are unique to New Jersey. While much of Harriet Tubman's life is well known, her time in Cape May is usually overlooked by biographers. Few know that the classic American drive-in movie theaters were born in South Jersey. Even the famous Wildwood, with its distinctive Doo-Wop architecture, hides forgotten stories: at the height of its popularity, this shore town was hosting some of the country's first rock-and-roll acts. Often overshadowed by its more urban northern counterpart, South Jersey nonetheless has a hidden past. In this collection, author Gordon Bond uncovers the most intriguing of these tales.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Gordon Bond is the founder of Garden State Legacy, a magazine on New Jersey history and preservation. He was given an Award of Recognition from the New Jersey Historical Commission, was guest curator of an exhibition on the history of medicine in New Jersey at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, and at the Cornelius Low House on the history of printing in New Jersey.
Table of Contents
1 Bone Wars in the Garden 9
2 Birdi of the Drive-in 35
3 Trenton Makes-The World Takes…Electric Chairs! 45
4 Wildwood: Where Rock First Rolled 77
5 Balloonomania Drops in on Deptford 85
6 Moses in Cape May 101
7 The Last Tea Party 121
About the Author 143