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Entries from March 2008

Making Iron in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Part Two.

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Part two in the series on Iron Making in the NJ Pinelands.

New Jersey’s Pine Barrens had all the needed components to support a thriving iron industry. The highly acidic pine needles on the forest floor leached acidic rain water down through the sandy soil and the iron laden clay beneath it. That bog ore built […]

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Ain’t afraid of no ghosts…

March 14th, 2008 · 3 Comments

As I posted previously, I am not really “into” ghosts, though I love the lost towns of the pine barrens. SciFi channel’s Ghost Hunters’ most recent episode visited the Historic Burlington County Prison in Mount Holly.
I have to say I was disappointed. Actually I have a love/hate relationship with that show. I watch it when […]

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