Monday, March 29, 2010

Browns Mills In The Pines

A look back at the Forest Springs Hotel

Listed in the 1894-95 “Where to Stop”
A Guide To the Best Hotels in the World.

1890 The Annals of hygiene Volume 5

edited by Joseph F. Edwards

Analysis of one of the springs on the Forest Springs Hotel

The Forest Springs Hotel was "located to the rear of where the Mill Village Shopping Center Stands today, the hotel burned to the ground in February 1895."

Marie F. Reynolds ,Images of America Browns Mills


1918 Blue Book Travel Directions

"turn right past the Post Office on the left"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

South Pemberton Road

----Spring 1896

-------- South Road construction commences on route that carries carriages, wagons and bicycles from Mount Holly to Pemberton.

The $ 38,000 road is expected to be completed this fall. The new road will present a great contrast to the heavy sand bed over which inhabitants have traveled for two centuries.

Click on image for the rest of the article.

1896 Commissioner of Public Roads

Friday, March 5, 2010

Government Finally Abandons Hanover Farms Tract

New Jersey Mirror
March 6, 1918

-- Whatever hope remained of the government being able to utilize the Hanover Farms tract, between Whitesbog and Whitings for the great new munitions plant which it was at first proposed to locate there, disappeared last week when it became definitely known that the Federal authorities had determined upon a site not far from Hammonton for the new enterprise and that some of the equipment which had been at first sent to Hanover, had been transferred to the new site. The great plant will be located at Elwood, about five miles from Hammonton and a large force of men is already at work clearing the land for the erection of the necessary buildings. The tract comprises about eight thousand acres.