Tag: Ralph W Wescott

Oasis Motel, featured in the 1995 film, 12 Monkeys
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The Oasis Motel

After the erection of the Hotel Walt Whitman and the opening of the Admiral Wilson Boulevard, many of the same individuals involved in the hotel project became interested in establishing an athletic club on the new thoroughfare. This group was originally known as the City Athletic Club, and among its members were J. David Stern, publisher of the Evening Courier and Morning Post newspapers, James J. Scott, lawyer Ralph W. Wescott, and realtor Samuel B. Dobbs.

Ralph W. Wescott portrait, 1930
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Ralph W. Wescott

A Whitman year in America found new honors and oratorical glory for Camden's Good Gray Poet, whose 130th birthday anniversary was celebrated here yesterday under auspices of the Walt Whitman Foundation. Left are seen Thomas B. Donaldson, who knew Whitman; Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Conover, and Ralph W. Wescott, member of the foundation. All three were speakers at the exercises held at headquarters of the Camden County Historical Society.
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Walt Whitman Acclaimed as ‘International Prophet’

Acknowledged by the world as the poet of democracy, Camden’s own Walt Whitman was acclaimed here yesterday on the 120th anniversary of his birth as the “prophet of a new internationalism.”

Politics - Elephant and Donkey - Stock Photo
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DEMOCRATS ARRANGE FOR ‘MALONEY DAY’

“Harry L. Maloney Day” will be celebrated by South Jersey Democrats, Sunday, July 9, when the newly-appointed collector of internal revenue will be guest of honor at a picnic at Silver Lake Park. State leaders of the party will attend. Maloney, Democratic state committeeman from Camden County and Mayor of Bellmawr, was named by President Roosevelt to succeed Edward L. Sturgess and is expected to take office by July 1.

Mrs. Augusta K. Dole, New York woman, posed with etching on "The Song of the Open Road," as she sat in last chair Walt Whitman occupied at Mickle Street Home.
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400 Friends Pay Homage to ‘Good Gray Poet’

That’s Mickle Street where Walt Whitman, the “Good Gray Poet,” once lived, and old friends came back here from near and far yesterday to mingle under the portals of the house in which he wrote his famous works, on the 114th anniversary of his birth.

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Democrats to Hold Meetings Tonight

Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1931
The campaign foe A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local Democratic candidates, will be carried into six wards of the city and in seven communities or the county tonight.