Category: Historical Accounts
Various historical accounts, texts, and reader submissions, excluding News Articles.
The City of Camden, situated on the Delaware River, served by two of the nation’s leading railroads and set in the midst of a mighty labor market in a territory second to none in buying power, is essentially an industrial and home city.
A Stranger Arrives
Along in the springtime of 1873 there appeared in the streets of Camden a strange, tall, limping man, clad in a somber grey. His general appearance was enhanced by the picturesqueness of his flawing white beard his large white collar loosened at the throat and the manner in which he carried his head proudly, but without disdain.
INDUSTRIES QUICK TO APPRECIATE CAMDEN’S DESIRABILITIES
The first industry to enter our boundaries came into being when the Browning Brothers established a plant for the manufacture of dye-stuffs and at about the same time the American Nickel Works was started.
CAMDEN’S RETAIL STORES HURDLED OBSTACLES TO GAIN FIRST RANK
In no branch of business activity has the past ten years of growth and progress been more pronounced than in the Camden retail merchandising field. And by the same token, in no branch was there greater need for revolutionary changes.
School System is Source of Pride to City
Camden is proud of its public educational facilities entailing as they do all of the features which go to make up a modern system in keeping with those approved by leading educators of the Nation.
Real Estate Safeguard to Purchasers Board Proves Property Here
Organized March 8, 1916, the Camden County Real Estate Board was incorporated May 10, 1916, with eight charter members. Its growth has been rapid and continuing until today it numbers 100 active members, 3 junior members and 70 associates.
CAMDEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Camden Chamber of Commerce is the clearing house of civic activities. The offices are in the Hotel Walt Whitman Annex on Cooper Street near Broadway. It is supported by the business, professional and civic interests of Camden.
DELAWARE RIVER SPAN CARRIES NINE MILLION AUTOS IN YEAR
NINE million motor vehicles that is the caravan which crosses the World’s Largest Suspension Bridge connecting Camden and Philadelphia, in twelve months.
Camden’s Retailing Problem
The “Buy in Camden” campaign was aimed at keeping in Camden, the great flow of business which goes “shopping.” While this class of buyer may not have found in the Camden stores of ten years ago the great variety of goods which satisfies the varying wants of necessity and luxury, that condition has changed.
LEAP YEAR POPULATION SHOWS MORE MALES THAN FEMALES
INTERESTING and important features are disclosed in an analysis of population for the City of Camden.
ALL BRAKES WORKING
The cost of administering City Government in Camden is lower per capita than in any city its size in New Jersey.The manner in which the low per capita figure is continued year after year is another evidence of consistent economy.Yes! the economy brakes are functioning.
VICTOR TALKING MACHINE HISTORY IS REAL BUSINESS ROMANCE
No CITY in the United States is better known for its manufactured products than Camden. None has played a larger part than the Victor Talking Machine Company.