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    Pine Barren History Shorts

    Am working on a new topo and have just downloaded the newest parcel and openspace data. The openspace is now based on parcels and looks to be much improved from the old version that I've used before. The Batona Trail passes through Mrs. Hollingshead 's property.
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    Mapping Graves with a Trimble GPS

    Nice! I can see where you would need sub-meter accuracy to identify individual graves that are closely spaced. I wanted a device like that for a long time, but have mostly lost interest in GPS hardware over time and concentrated on maps. Don't really need to save position data with that kind of...
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    Mapping Graves with a Trimble GPS

    I think it's very cool. But I'm afraid Trimble is above my pay grade. Will admit that I'm jealous though! :D Would be interested to hear more about @jfrady 's setup. My GLO is accurate enough for anything I need to do and it works with any app on my iPhone, iPad, Android tablet or laptop. Have...
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    Hard Drive

    Believe it or not, you can actually still buy new USB floppy disk drives. Do a Google search, they are pretty cheap.
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    Another Flyover is scheduled to include South Jersey

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a32320801/b-52-new-engines/
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    Cold night Friday - frost?

    They have lowered the forecast for tonight again.... URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 220 PM EDT Wed May 13 2020 NJZ008>010-012-013-015-019-021-022-027-PAZ060>062-103-105-140800- /O.NEW.KPHI.FR.Y.0008.200514T0500Z-200514T1200Z/...
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    Cold night Friday - frost?

    Warm weather coming after this, up to 82 on Friday. Soon we'll all be complaining about the heat and humidity (and pine pollen). :D Frost Advisory URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 225 PM EDT Tue May 12 2020...
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    Woolwich Township abandoned missle base for sale

    BOMARC was designed to shoot down bombers, it was powered by ramjet engines and relatively slow. There were several versions of the Nike missile, the Hercules had a nuclear warhead and was faster, so it could intercept ICBMs. They used nukes so that it didn't need pinpoint accuracy. Not a very...
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    Woolwich Township abandoned missle base for sale

    Cool pictures! But I don't think that is a "silo", silos are the deep cylindrical tubes for storing ICBMs. The Nike was stored horizontally in a relatively shallow "magazine" (I think the term "coffin" was also used). https://ph32.homestead.com/page1.html
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    Woolwich Township abandoned missle base for sale

    Have read about that. But it is an ICBM silo, and the Woolwich property is an old Nike missle base. These were batteries of small, fast missles initially designed to shoot down bombers carrying atomic bombs. Later, they were upgraded to bigger and faster missles designed to shoot down ICBM's...
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    Woolwich Township abandoned missle base for sale

    "A Gloucester County community has put up for sale the command section of a Cold War-era Nike missile base that was part of the nation’s defenses against an attack by the Soviet Union. The Army abandoned the 33-acre site in Woolwich Township and hundreds of others like it around the country in...
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    Cold night Friday - frost?

    Guress there were no new records for NJ. It got down to 32 degrees last night at my place.
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    Cold night Friday - frost?

    Well, this is not good. They have lowered tonight's forecast to 30 degrees and issued a freeze warning. And the forecast is 36 for Monday night and 38 for Tuesday. Was just out for a walk, and the laurel bushes in my woods have fragile-looking baby leaves. No problem last night, but there have...
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    Cold night Friday - frost?

    Got down to 34 degrees here last night. No snow. :)
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    Cold night Friday - frost?

    This could continue for awhile, see the links I posted above. We had a killing freeze that did a lot of damage on May 12 in 2010 and May 23 in 2013.