Category: Ecology

Five Killed, Many Injured in Greatest Forest Fires in the History of Two Counties

Five Killed, Many Injured in Greatest Forest Fires in the History of Two Counties

More Than 20,000 Acres Involved in Four-Day Conflagration in the Area from Chatsworth to Tuckerton and Manahawkin–2,000 Men Fought Fire / Men Were Trapped While Fighting In one of the worst forest fires in...

Fighting Fire in Waterford – Sept. 16, 1895

Fighting Fire in Waterford – Sept. 16, 1895

FIGHTING FIRE IN WATERFORD Thousands of Acres of Cedar Swamps Ablaze Cranberry Bogs Destroyed A Gallop for Life. WATERFORD, N. J., Sept. 15.— A terrific fire is destroying thousands of acres of cedar swamps...

Forest Fires In New Jersey – An Evil Which the State Seeks to Remedy by Legislation – Sept 17, 1894

Forest Fires In New Jersey – An Evil Which the State Seeks to Remedy by Legislation – Sept 17, 1894

TRENTON, N.J., Sept 16. – New Jersey has just reason to be alarmed about forest fires, for she now has 1,300,000 acres of land remaining in forests in what is known as the pine...

An Ocean County Forest Fire

An Ocean County Forest Fire

The following is reprinted from “A History of Monmouth and Ocean County” by Edwin Salter. Fires have been so frequent in the extensive forests of Ocean County, that it is a hopeless task to...

Old Jersey Forest Fire Fighter Borrowed System Used by the Indians

Old Jersey Forest Fire Fighter Borrowed System Used by the Indians

“An observant traveler, taking his way through the bleak woods in November, especially, along the tangled and moss-carpeted trails among forgotten towns, must sooner or later acquire something of a philosophic viewpoint. “If he...