Category: Historical Accounts

Various historical accounts, texts, and reader submissions, not including News Articles, which are in another category.

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Memories from Ted Cannon

I grew up at 422 Mickle Street and left in March 1953 to join the Air Force. At that time there was very little crime in the neighborhood. Jersey Joe Walcott lived at 331 Mickle Street, when he became World Heavy Weight Champion.

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Walkathon at Central Airport

Walkathons and Dance Marathons became popular during the Depression years. Promoter W.E. Tebbets set up many of these events all over the country, bringing his own bands and entertainers along to the event. After a successful walkathon at Atlantic City in 1932, Tebbets arranged for a similar contest to be held in the Camden area early in 1933, using one of the hangars at Central Airport as his venue.

Garden State Park - Grandstand Entrance
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Garden State Park – Grandstand Entrance

Garden State Park – Grandstand Entrance

Garden State Park, 1985
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Garden State Park – 1985

1969 Garden State Park Program
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1969 Garden State Park Program

1969 Garden State Park Program

Medford Lakes Country Clubhouse, which was built in 1996
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Medford Lakes Country Club

In the late 1920s, Medford Lakes was a vacation community in the New Jersey pines, some 18 miles southeast of Camden. One of its prominent citizens, Leon Todd, believed that a golf course was needed in order to provide residents and summer visitors with a complete range of recreational and sporting opportunities. In 1929 the Medford Lakes Development Company acquired the 115-acre Shrider farm. Alex Findlay, scarcely an unknown quantity in southern New Jersey, was brought in to lay out nine holes. His skillful use of both water and trees gave the course, though on the short side and with few changes in elevation, both interest and charm. It opened for play in 1930.

Man O'War, Felix Bocchicchio
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The Gangster, Jersey Joe & The Bo-Bet

The history of a Mt Ephraim hotel reveals a story that could have been script for Hollywood movie staring James Cagney or Edward G Robinson.

The Camden Police's first motorized Paddy Wagon sold by and parked in front of Camden's first car/truck dealership, NJ Auto & Supply Co, 38-46 Delaware Ave. Circa ~1915
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Camden Police’s First Motorized Paddy Wagon

The Camden Police’s first motorized Paddy Wagon sold by and parked in front of Camden’s first car/truck dealership, NJ Auto & Supply Co, 38-46 Delaware Ave. Around 1915.

N. 32nd street from Westfield Avenue, 1925
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Camden First – 1925

These pages show the many varieties of beautiful “Air-Lite” and “Air-Wa” homes on the outskirts of Camden. These pictures tell there own story of attractiveness, coziness, and unique fittings. This locality is especially attractive having ideal living conditions, good transportation by bus, trolley, and auto.

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Leon Todd from South Jersey: A History 1624 – 1924

LEON EDGAR TODD—Substantial reasons for Camden’s continuous growth and advancement in recent years, are furnished in the development of the real estate plans of Leon E. Todd, one of the city’s most prominent realtors and builders in South Jersey, whose extensive general brokerage business and building interests have aroused State-wide attention.

Boudov Coal Company, 1938 Advertisement
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Boudov Coal Company – 1938 & 2019

Boudov Coal Company, 1938

1919 Camden High School Yearbook Ad for Camden National Bank - Camden NJ History
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Camden National Bank Advertisement, 1919

The Camden National Bank