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    Wooden Water Pipes

    Wooden water pipes dating back to 1812 were found during water line maintenance in Philadelphia. This is an older article from 2017 but I just came across it recently. I wonder what the pros/cons are versus modern piping? By the look of it, they seem to be cedar but I could be wrong...
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    War Games in the Pines, 1941

    Yesterday I found myself engaged in some late-night online readings of historical events. I live a crazy life, I know. Regardless, I eventually detoured to the official history of Penn State Forest that was published by the NJDEP. As I read further, there was a section that very briefly...
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    pine barrens outside of the Pine Barrens

    When traveling out of South Jersey, especially driving, I take pleasure in noticing the landscape changes; from outer coastal plain, to inner, to piedmont onto mountain. I often bore whichever unlucky passenger happens to be tagging along with the nuance of the elevation changes and differences...
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    Lamb Legs and the Menantico

    My friend Rick Whitehead of Bridgeton recently released an independent film titled "Menantico Blues." It is based on the hyper-local legend of Lamb Legs, a crypto-animal who haunts the woods of Newcombtown, Millville, Leamings Mill, and the Menantico Lakes. The cinematography of the Cumberland...
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    Beware of Swans