Despite being part of the most densely populated state in the United States, much of southern New Jersey is uninhabited Pine Barrens, marshland, and even shoreline, hiding secrets such as ghost towns, forgotten cemeteries, and other little-known historical places largely overlooked by most people. Abandoned or Forgotten: Overlooked Corners of South Jersey is a collection of several of these sites found throughout the southern half of the state, both on and off the beaten path. Explore long abandoned towns in the Pine Barrens and even along the shore. Discover relics from both World Wars on the beach and in the woods. Visit the site where the world's first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton was unearthed. Learn about New Jersey's answer to the Boston Tea Party during the American Revolution. In these pages, author and photographer Ryan Stowinsky takes the reader to these sites and several more. With dozens of photographs and directions to most locations, readers can discover the history that is hidden all around them.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
RYAN STOWINSKY, author of 2007's Wandering Around South Jersey, has been visiting little-known historical sites, ghost towns, and other oddities in New Jersey and several other states for nearly two decades. His website, www.stuofdoom.com, chronicles all the places he has visited. His writings and photographs have appeared in several books, newspapers, websites, and television shows. He graduated from Misericordia University in 2012 with a dual major in history and education. He currently resides in North Carolina with his wife and two daughters, where he teaches social studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Disclaimer 5
1 Ghost Towns 9
2 Unique Graves 40
3 World War Sites 64
4 Unique Historical Sites and Monuments 94
About the Author 128