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Entries from November 2007


November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

New Jersey’s Pine Barrens make up 1.1 million acres in the southern/central part of the state. It encompasses 7 of the state’s 21 counties, and more than 50 municipalities. The Pine Barrens is the National Pinelands Reserve, and is alive with plant and animal life, and has a unique history. This website will explore the […]

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1890’s Christmas at Batsto

November 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Volunteers at Batsto are planning an 1890’s Victorian Christmas celebration set for December 15th. It’s free and they are encouraging visitors to bring their Holiday greeting cards and have them processed at the oldest operating post office in New Jersey.
Batsto Village was a bog iron and glassmaking center from 1766 to 1867. There are […]

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One Million Acres and Even More Stories.

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

New Jersey’s Pine Barrens is a wonderous place. A unique area that is not all pine, nor is it barren. It was given its name by early settlers who thought it barren because none of the “normal” vegetation they were used to grew there.
Most forests go through at least 3 stages. Brush, softwood, hardwood. The […]

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