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A #ghostsign I saw in #Savannah, #Georgia last March for Frank & Co. Wholesale Dry Goods & Notions.

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The Cedar Swamp Trail at the 850-acre Dryden Kuser Natural Area which is located at High Point State Park in #NewJersey. This #wetland that was created by a retreating #glacier over 15,000 years ago. Thousands of years ago a lake covering thirty acres and reaching depths of twenty feet filled this small valley. Over time, mosses built bogs and trees sprouted here. One of the unique trees here is the Atlantic white cedar. This kind of forested wetland is usually found close to sea level and not in the mountains. At an elevation of 1,500 feet, this Atlantic white cedar bog is believed to be the highest in the world.

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A #Dodge pickup truck at the Codington Farmstead in Warren Township, #NewJersey.

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This week, enter for your chance to win a copy of "New Jersey: A History of the Garden State" edited by Maxine N. Lurie and Richard Veit and published by Rutgers University Press. Entry form at www.thehistorygirl.com (link in bio). You will need to scroll down to find it - 4th item.
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The Company Foreman’s House at Double Trouble State Park in Berkeley Township, #NewJersey. This structure, built circa 1900, was the year-round home of the “head” foreman who oversaw the management of the cranberry and saw mill operations.

Double Trouble was originally a company town in the #PineBarrens that contained a saw mill, cranberry farm, and packing plant. The Double Trouble Company was formed to sell timber, millwork products, and cranberries. At the site’s height of activity, it was one of the state’s top 10 cranberry producers. Today, the village consists of active cranberry bogs and a number of original historic structures dating from the late 19th century through the early 20th century including a saw mill, cranberry sorting and packing house, general store, schoolhouse, and numerous worker’s cottages. The saw mill and cranberry packing house have been restored, but the rest of the buildings remain virtually #abandoned.

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#tombstonetuesday Grave of Sally Maria and Ann Eliza Manning at Old Colonial Cemetery of Metuchen in Metuchen, #NewJersey. Ann died June 10, 1808 at of 1 year, 6 months, and 27 days. Sally died June 26, 1808 at the age of three years, 5 months, and 20 days. Their parents were Doctor Nathaniel (1746 - 1828) and Eliza Manning (death February 4, 1807 at the age of 23).
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The former Hyde Park station in Hyde Park, #NewYork. The station was built in 1914 in a combination of the Mission and Spanish Revival styles by Warren and Wetmore, the New York Central Railroad's preferred architects. Because of its close proximity to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's estate, Roosevelt is known to have passed through the station twice during his presidency; in 1939 when he greeted King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom on their 1939 visit, and posthumously in 1945 when his body was unloaded there in preparation for burial. Regular service ended at the station in 1953 and it was no longer listed as a station in 1958. By 1975, the station was abandoned and heavily vandalized. It was one day away from demolition when the Hudson Valley Railroad Society took possession, entering a lease agreement with Hyde Park. Since then, the group has restored the station's interior and exterior and uses it as a #museum.

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Want to help the #NationalParks recover from the partial government shutdown? There is something you can do, thanks to @goparks. Before the shutdown ends, you can give to a restoration fund set up by the National Park Foundation. They will coordinate with the @NationalParkService once parks reopen to allocate funds and work with park partners to assess needs and provide clean up efforts once the parks are back open.

Want to #volunteer your time? Because the park employees are furloughed, the Foundation is not able to coordinate in-park volunteer efforts until they return. But you can sign up to be contacted once parks are up and running.

If you do visit a park during the #shutdown, remember to make sure you follow leave no trace principles. If you take it in, take it out. Use a trash/recycle bin at home or outside the park. Leave it better than you found it! Also, keep in mind that there are many beautiful state and local #parks that are fully open and maintained. Consider visiting them since they are not affected by the shutdown.

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Have you ever heard of Petty's Run? It is located next to the #NewJersey Statehouse, near the @oldbarracksmuseum. Between 2008 and 2009 archaeologists uncovered foundations of a plating mill from the 1730s, a circa 1814-1815 cotton mill, and 19th-century paper mill footings. Also uncovered were traces of the late 19th-century residential properties that faced West State and West Front streets - building foundations, privies, walkways, steps, and property walls. From the area, a collection of artifacts ranging from Native American stone tools to 18th and 19th century pottery sherds and glassware was collected. This site was almost covered over with dirt, but thanks to an outcry of supporters, the site was stabilized, left open, and interpreted. Next time you are in Trenton, stop by to take a look!

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Today in #history: #HappyBirthday to Alexander Hamilton, who was born #OTD, January 11, 1757. In 1791, with his ideas for manufacturing being a major influence, Hamilton, along several entrepreneurs from New York and Philadelphia helped form the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.), a private industrial corporation. The location they chose to set up at was the Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, #NewJersey because of its abundant water power. The site is now part of @patersongreatfalls.

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#throwbackthursday to May 2013 when I visited the @nathanaelgreenehmst in Coventry, #RhodeIsland. Originally known as Spell Hall, it was the home of #RevolutionaryWar general Nathanael Greene from 1770 to 1783, and was owned afterwards by his brother Jacob Greene and his wife Margaret. The home, which maintains many of its original features, was purchased in 1919 by the Nathanael Greene Homestead Association and restored to serve as a house #museum. In 1972, the house was designated a @nationalhistoriclandmarknps. A paint analysis was completed in the 1990s and the interior has been restored to what it may have looked like in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. If you get the opportunity, do plan a visit! Thanks to the volunteers at the Homestead for setting up the tour a few years ago!

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The iconic George Washington Bridge which connects Fort Lee, #NewJersey with #NewYorkCity. Ground was broken September 21, 1927 and the bridge was dedicated October 24, 1931. It opened eight months ahead of its original finish date and at a cost of $59 million ($1 million under budget). The lower deck opened August 29, 1962. The American Society of Civil Engineers deemed the #bridge a National Historic Civil Engineering #Landmark in 1981.

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