New Jersey: A Guide to Its Present and Past

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Camden
Railroad Stations: Pennsylvania Station, W. end Market St., for Pennsylvania R.R. and Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines; Broadway between Carman and Mickle Sts., for Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines; City Hall Plaza, Broadway and Carman St., for rapid transit line to Philadelphia.
Bus Stations: 209 N. Broadway for Quaker City line and Safeway Trailways; NW. corner Broadway and Market St. for Public Service and G. R. Wood interurban lines.
Airport: Central Airport, 2 m. SE. on Admiral Wilson Blvd., for Eastern Air Lines, United Air Lines, Transcontinental and Western Air, and American Airlines.
Taxis: 15¢ for first ⅕ m., ¢ for each additional ⅕ m.
Trackless Trolleys and Busses: Fare ¢.
Ferries: W. end of Federal and Market Sts. for ferries to Philadelphia; toll, 5¢ for pedestrians, 20¢ for automobile and passengers.
Bridge: N. end of Broadway for Delaware River Bridge to Philadelphia; toll, 20¢ for automobile and passengers; pedestrians free.
Traffic Regulations: Turns permitted in either direction except where signs direct otherwise. Traffic lights throughout city; no turns permitted on red light. Watch signs for parking limitations. Accommodations: Hotels and boarding houses; no seasonal rates.
Information Service: Keystone Automobile Club, 631 Cooper St.; A.A.A., NW. cor. 7th and Market Sts.
Radio Station: WCAM (1280 kc.).
Motion Picture Houses: Thirteen.
Swimming: County Park Commission Pool, Farnham Park, locker fee 10¢; County Park Commission Pool, for Negroes, 9th St. and Ferry Ave., locker fee 10¢; Municipal Pool, Pyne Poynt Park, free to 2 p.m., locker fee 10¢ after 2.
Tennis: Pyne Poynt Park, Farnharm Park and Dudley Grange Park, 20¢ an hour per person.
Golf: Cooper River Country Club, Cooper River Parkway, 18 holes, greens fees 60¢, Sat., Sun. and holidays $1.
Annual Events: Yacht races, early summer, Delaware River; pilgrimage to grave of Peter J. McGuire, Labor Day.

CAMDEN (25 alt., 118,700 pop.) is utilitarian in architecture and arrangement of streets. The key to the city's early development was Philadelphia, which at the time of Camden's birth was the largest city on the continent. In fact, Camden grew out of the necessity for crossing the Delaware in order to get to Philadelphia; and the main east to west streets have always been long, broad thoroughfares leading to the ferries. The heavy river traffic over bridge and ferries remains an important factor in the city's life, but Camden has acquired individual importance as the leading industrial, marketing, and transportation center of southern New Jersey.

Almost 300 factories, ranging from small shops to great plants occupying solid blocks, have been crowded into the city without control by any

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Sponsors' Forewords v
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Illustrations xv
  • Maps xxi
  • General Information xxiii
  • Calendar of Events xxix
  • Part I - New Jersey: the General View 1
  • A New Jersey Silhouette 3
  • Natural Setting 7
  • Archeology and Indians 28
  • History 35
  • Government 55
  • Industry and Commerce 69
  • Labor 79
  • Agriculture 89
  • The Press 110
  • Racial and National Groups 118
  • Folklore and Folkways 126
  • Education 134
  • Religion 142
  • The Arts 151
  • Part II - Cities and Towns 187
  • Atlantic City 189
  • Bayonne 201
  • Bordentown 207
  • Burlington 216
  • Camden 225
  • Elizabeth 238
  • Freehold 250
  • Hackensack 256
  • Hoboken 262
  • Jersey City 270
  • Morristown 283
  • Mount Holly 292
  • New Brunswick 298
  • Newark 312
  • The Oranges and Maplewood 339
  • Passaic 345
  • Paterson 349
  • Perth Amboy 361
  • Princeton 370
  • Salem 390
  • Trenton 398
  • Part III - Tours 415
  • Part IV - Appendices 687
  • Bibliography 697
  • Index 705
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