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Entries from February 2008

Another great review for Lost Towns of the Pine Barrens DVD

February 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I just received this review of “Lost Towns of the Pine Barrens, Vol. I” from a wonderful writer of several historical books about New Jersey. I urge you to check out the review, the DVD and his wonderful books.
A terrific video for those who love the Pinelands and appreciate its rich history and for those […]

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Not really into Ghosts, but…

February 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is just a quick update. The Sci Fi channel’s show Ghost Hunters just wrapped up taping at the Historic Prison in Mount Holly, and the episode is set to air March 5 at 9 p.m.
I recently toured the prison, and it’s extremely interesting and well worth the trip. I hope to get back there […]

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Making Iron in the Pine Barrens, Part One

February 18th, 2008 · No Comments

The next several posts are going to deal with iron making in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

From the mid 1700’s until the late 1800’s New Jersey’s Pine Barrens was a hot bed of iron making. The Pine Barrens has a unique ecology. Most forested areas progress over time from grasslands, to brush , to softwoods […]

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