New Illustrated Booklet. The early days of Salem County, NJ, and its various communities -- Allowaystown, Canton, Elsinborough, Fort Delaware, Freasburg, Guineatown, Lower Alloways Creek, Lower Penn's Neck, Mannington (East Fenwick), Mannington Hill, Pedrictown, Penn's Neck (West Fenwick), Pilesgrove, Pittsgrove, Quinton's Bridge, Salem, Sharptown, Stockingtown, Upper Alloways Creek, Upper Penn's Neck, Woodstown -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this New 45 Page Booklet reprinted from two hard to find books: the 1847 edition of John Warner Barber and Henry Howe's Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey and New Jersey, a Guide to Its Present and Past, a WPA project published in 1939. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper, with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A sheet of clear vinyl has been added to protect the front cover. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1844, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1939 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and varied topics in the booklet are: Early settlers; a physical description of the county; the country's first Glassworks; Early Churches and their Ministers; Extracts from Early Documents Regarding Improvements and Trade, Fairs, Markets, and other matters; Refugees: Tories who supported the British; the British Trap at Quinton's Bridge as seen thru various accounts; a Remarkable Coincidence; Heroic Action of Andrew Bacon; Col. Holmes; Notes Exchanged between Co. Mawhood (British) and Col. Elijah Hand; Capt. Sinnickson's Lost Hat; the Purchase of Salem; Special WPA Section on Salem; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The booklet contains delightful hand-drawn sketches by Barber and Howe depicting the Entrance into Alloyaystown, a Dwelling at Hancock's Bridge, Woodstown and County Buildings at Salem. There is also a plan of the Affair at Quinton's Bridge.
Salem County, NJ
Sources: Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey / Salem County History
Authors: John Warner Barber and Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1847
Original Publisher: Louis H. Everts
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