History

Fifty Decades Past

This past decade has celebrated its share of 50th anniversaries of events that helped shape a half-century of culture, politics and scientific accomplishments. So, it

Two Dry Towns

The early 1860s brochure published by A. Cole & Co. to promote the settlement of Manumuskin shares many of the same ingredients found in Vineland

Town on the River

By the middle of the 19th century, the Manumuskin River shared its name with a community that was developed after the iron mill, forge and

Marvel Man

In April 1950, two weeks before the deadline for his $25,000 bet to visit all 48 states in 14 months while sealed in a Kaiser

Auto Ad Antics

The newspaper advertisement from Ames, Iowa consisted of text and a photo of an automobile, a 1949 Kaiser DeLuxe whose side panels sported the words

Watching the Rivers Flow

Rivers played a crucial role in shaping the development of Cumberland County. Lenni-Lenape tribes and European settlers who had wandered to these shores made extensive

Maurice River

It can be said that the history of the Maurice River is as winding a trajectory as its physical path through Salem and Cumberland Counties.

Odd or Even?

Although it seems unimaginable, it was only 52 years ago that Vineland instituted a uniform system for numbering houses in the town. And according to

Not Just Any Road

With the multitude of celebrations throughout the summer for the Woodstock Festival’s 50th anniversary, another half-century moment associated with musical history slipped through the cracks