Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens by Barbara Solem-Stull

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"Barbara Solem-Stull ... can tell you about whole Pine Barrens towns that have disappeared. ... [She] believes it's important to tell people about these towns and what role they played before they disappear into history."
--Philadelphia Inquirer

The Pine Barrens of New Jersey contain more ghost towns, some say, than the entire American west. In Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens author Barbara Solem-Stull tells the story of the towns that rose up around the iron furnaces, glass factories, paper mills, cranberry farms, and brick making establishments of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

A popular Pinelands speaker and tour guide, Solem-Stull has written much more than an armchair guide to the area’s ghost towns: Loaded with easy-to-use maps and over 100 photographs and illustrations, the book provides driving directions and self-guided walking tours of many of the Pine Barrens’ most intriguing historic sites and ruins. This unique field guide is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history of Pinelands ghost towns and in exploring these long-ago communities firsthand.

"Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens has been written to whet your appetite for adventure. If your first venture is tomorrow, the trips could take a lifetime. This is a good place to start."
--Budd Wilson, historian and archaeologist, from the Foreword
 

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Published October 10, 2005 by Plexus Publishing, Inc.. 350 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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