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  • Firmin F. Michel
    After graduation from the South Jersey Law School in Camden, Firmin Michel took a position with Joseph A. Varbalow and also was City Solicitor
  • Haddon Avenue
    Haddon Avenue is one of the oldest roads in Camden, dating back to at least 1792 when it became basically a bridle path.
  • Frank Doris
    Frank Doris, among other crimes, shot and killed a Philadelphia police officer and was later executed by electric chair.
  • Victor Mixed Chorus at Trinity Studios
    A newly unearthed negative from the Victor vaults shows Rosario Bourdon conducting members of the Victor studio band billed as 'Victor Mixed Chorus' & Orchestra at Victor's 'Trinity Studios' in Camden, New Jersey.
  • Joseph V. O'Connor
    Joseph V. O'Connor, aka Joe Connors, was a Camden ship-fitter who was caught up in gang activity and later killed by gunshot.
  • John Doris
    John Doris was murdered at Trenton State Prison in 1930, after a fight where he shot a local gangster. His murder was never solved.
  • Andrew Scarduzio
    Andrew Scarduzio was a political player in Camden who was killed at a bar in Bellmawr NJ.
  • Joseph "Mose" Flannery
    Joseph 'Mose' Flannery was a political figure in Camden in the early 1900's, also involved in organized crime. He was murdered, as was his suspected murderer.
  • George Genge School
    George Genge School was the first school of Camden City. It was razed for construction of the current City Hall.
  • The West Jersey Ferry (Excerpted)
    This ferry was established about 1800 by Abraham Browning, Sr., an intelligent and enterprising farmer of the territory now braced in Stockton Township.
  • John G. Hutchison
    John G. Hutchison was the superintendent of the West Jersey Ferry for more than 30 years and was a Camden "lifer."
  • West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry)
    Photos and excerpts about the West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry) Depot
  • A Brief History of Ambulance Services in Camden
    Camden's new automobile police patrol and ambulance were put in service on July 14, 1910. One of the first drivers was Albert S. York, who eventually rose to the rank of Sergeant on the Camden Police Department.
  • Nine-Thirty-Nine Bar
    The Nine-Thirty-Nine Bar, formerly a cigar shop, was a bar which was eventually razed after the brutal murder of its owner and the construction of Rt 676.
  • Martin W. Baskow
    Martin W. Baskow was a small business owner in Camden, NJ who was brutally murdered in his bar on July 14, 1967. The case remains unsolved.