Lakehurst: Barrens, Blimps & Barons: The True Tale of a Pine Barrens Town

Lakehurst: Barrens, Blimps & Barons: The True Tale of a Pine Barrens Town

by Eric San Juan


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Lakehurst, NJ is best known as the site of the Hindenburg disaster and the unofficial ''Airship Capital of the World,'' a place where rigid airships were once common and where one of the most iconic events in history took place. But there is much more to the story than one notable disaster.

Located on the northern fringes of New Jersey's Pine Barrens, Lakehurst boasts a past filled with visionary railroad barons, innovative military advances, and quirky residents. For the first time ever, a comprehensive history of this fascinating community is gathered between two covers. From its days as a bog iron community making cannonballs for the American Revolution to its modern status as a bedroom community nestled outside one of the East Coast's largest military bases, Lakehurst: Barrens, Blimps & Barons offers a story of New Jersey triumph and tragedy as told by the people who lived it.

Featuring dozens of photos and based in part on a slew of interviews, Barrens, Blimps & Barons will delight railroad aficionados, students of military history, and anyone who has ever had a connection to Lakehurst, Manchester, Toms River, Whiting, or the Pine Barrens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467913904
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Eric San Juan spent his formative years romping around the woods of Lakehurst, troubling the teachers of its elementary school, and dreaming of getting out of the town he'd eventually come to love.

He is the author of Stuff Every Husband Should Know (Quirk Books 2011), coauthor of A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense
(Scarecrow Press 2009) and contributing author on Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture (Quirk Book 2011).

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