Author: Ben Ruset

The Forge at Metedeconk

The Forge at Metedeconk

By Gene Donatiello In March of 1808, Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, signed the third Embargo Act cutting off trade with England and France. In that same year, John Lippencott, of Mount...

Camping in the Pine Barrens

With it’s close proximity to urban and suburban locales, the wilderness of the Pine Barrens makes it a natural attracion for those who are looking to experience nature. To that end, there are numerous...

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...

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...

Charles Boyer Obituary

Charles Boyer Obituary

Charles S. Boyer, 67, well known historian and retired Camden business man, died yesterday at his home, 205 East Central avenue, Moorestown. He had been ill but a short time. As president and one...

Willis Buzby Obituary

Willis Buzby Obituary

Willis J. Buzby, 67, well-known resident of the pines, died suddenly at his home in Chatsworth late Wednesday night from a heart attack. Discovery of his death was made by his wife, Elsie M.,...

Joseph Wharton Obituary

Joseph Wharton Obituary

Joseph Wharton Dead. Prominent Ironmaker Expires at Home in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 11. — Joseph Wharton, one of the prominent residents of this city and one of the largest individual iron manufacturers in the...