Category: Historical Accounts

Various historical accounts, texts, and reader submissions, excluding News Articles.

Lilac flower stock photo
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Mother’s Day Origins

What is always left out the historical accounts is the vital role which Camden played in the origin of the Mother’s Day campaign which Miss Jarvis initiated.

Abraham Lincoln - Stock Photo
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Camden, NJ, Abraham Lincoln Lore

Honest Abe almost lost Camden City in 1864: 3332 to 2758 votes for McClellan.

Memory Stock Photo
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20 Reasons Why You Remember Cramer Hill

You remember the neighbor’s dirty dishes piling high in their “zinks.”

You can’t decide which was your favorite dinner; fried pork roll and eggs, a butter and banana sandwich, or a super-size bowl of Mom’s macaroni and cheese.

The original Cooper Cooper Hospital 1887, opened 10 years after it was built
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Cooper Hospital (via Rick Grenda)

On August 9th in 1887 Camden’s Cooper Hospital opened, four patients arrived seeking to be admitted, but they were turned way.

Marine Sniper Stock Photo
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Camden NJ’s ‘Ghost Sniper’

Reminiscent of the Washington DC Sniper attacks, Camden had its own in the late 1920’s which was quite the mystery of its time. There are dozens of articles about it, and the sniper had 48 “victims.”

PDF Image Logo Stock Photo
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The Benjamin Cooper House – Supplemental Data

History – Built 1734 by Benjamin Cooper; Present Owner, The Mathis Shipbuilding Company

PDF Image Logo Stock Photo
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The Benjamin Cooper House – Historic American Buildings Survey

The Benjamin Cooper House
Point and Erie Streets
Camden, Camden County, Hew Jersey

Friendless Child Stock Photo
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A Brief History of the Camden Home for Children & SPCC

THE CAMDEN HOME FOR CHILDREN is an institution located on Haddon Avenue, above Mount Vernon, the object and design of which is to afford a home, food, clothing and schooling for destitute friendless children, and, at a suitable age, to place them with respectable families to learn some useful trade or occupation. The home was established and is conducted by a corporation.

Discount Harry
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Discount Harry’s

Harry Kaufman opened his iconic store in 1951.

1808 illustration of Philadelphia - Camden horse ferry
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Vintage Photos of the Central Camden Waterfront

In the beginning Camden was just settlement of a few farms and a couple ferries to and from Philadelphia run by the Cooper Family.

The Clock above Camden's 1876 City Hall. This building was in use until the present City Hall was finished in late 1930.
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The Clocks Atop City Hall

The first clocks appeared above City Hall in 1876. Camden’s new City Hall opened early that year, although the clock was not yet in place. The first town clock in the tower of the City Hall was placed in position in May of 1876. It cost $3,575, and rang out the hours for the first time on May 26, 1876.

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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.