The Beaver Dam Bog mentioned below is located at the link below. They are now owned by the state of NJ.
As far as I can tell this mention of the bog is at the location of the link above; however, in 1922 it conceivably could have been closer to New Egypt. I suspect it is the same location.
June 2, 1922 in the Freehold Transcript there is a mention of serious fires doing damage to the forests of NJ. The first major fire burned over the "Ivans and Beaver Dam Bog" doing $10,000 damage. The bogs was owned by the heirs at law of the late Howard I. Jameson. Their names are Dr. Leon Jameson of Philadelphia, Earle H. Jameson who recently lived in New Egypt, and May H. Scarborough of Plainfield. The bog was totally destroyed it is reported.
From here on I am quite certain the reports are at the link above.
I don't know what you think but the $10,000 seems a little harsh.
3 NABBED AT STILL FAIL TO POST BOND
Ocean County Men Are Sent to Jail in Default of $10,000 Each. ( Interesting to note they are not from Ocean County. Very odd. )
ABC agents arrested 3 men and sheriff's deputies raided a still near Whiting a short distance from the Burlington-Ocean county line just off of Route S40 (Route 70 today). The still was being operated in a cranberry house at the Beaver Dam bogs. The defendants, Edward Barsugla, East Vineland, Angelo Furelli, Trenton, and Joseph Burgo, Camden, plead not guilty. Barsugla was caught when he stepped off a truck and was fined $25 for driving without a license and for giving a fictitious address when he applied for a license. They revoked his license for a year. The ABC raiders waited through most of Sunday evening to make the arrest. The confiscated equipment will be destroyed. it included four 10 gallon vats as well as a 30 inch rectifying column. The distillery was an alcohol sugar distillery.
OCEAN COUNTY CRANBERRY FIRM CLAIMS WORKERS STARTED 1936 BLAZE.
The jury result is soon to be expected in a suit of the Beaver Dam Cranberry company against the Pennsylvania railroad for damage to their property from a forest fire reported to have been started by a railroad employee. The suit claims the fire in May 1936 was started by maintenance workers of the railroad burning brush along the tracks to eliminate the chance of the train starting fires. The fire got out of hand and swept the bogs.
Cranberry Firm Given $17,495
The jury deliberated for two hour yesterday and returned a verdict for the Beaver Dam Cranberry company. The verdict was returned against the railroad as well as the section foreman Arthur Adams.
Jury to Hear 2nd Fire Suit
A jury is to hear a second suit by the Beaver Dam Cranberry company after the first suit was set aside when the railroad was granted a second trial. During this trial it is learned that the two railroad crews left the small fire to fight a larger fire near the Paul Douglas bog. It was during this time the small fire spread killing 100,000 young cranberry plants. The rialroad claims no maintenance men were burning grass or brush that day.
Beaver Dam Cranberry Wins $18,275 Award
Suing for $24,000 the Beaver Dam Cranberry company wins $18.275 after the jury deliberates for one hour and 55 minutes.
The court affirmed the reduction of the award from $18,275 to $12,000 for damages started by sparks from a locomotive. ?????? Odd!
William Grossman, 65 who is the president of Beaver Dam Cranberry company has been indicted for violating the migrant labor act. Both the company and him had to put up $500 for bail. He is accused of failing to provide adequate facilities for migratory workers.
Indictment against the Beaver Dam Cranberry company move forward but charges against Mr. Grossman has been dismissed. Visits to the property in winter and early spring recommended improvements before the company opened for the spring. Again revisited on June 18 conditions were such that on June 22 and 30 two inspectors were assigned there and they found no changes. The toilet space had no doors or seat covers and the bungalow was in disrepair with screens missing. Also, a family was housed in two old trolley cars in violation. Occupants of the trolley car included a white woman with a six week old baby and two girls. The sun made living there intolerable. The manager promised to move them to a larger dwelling which was disallowed because the living conditions there were similar. The building housed 1 white man and 3 non white men and a non white child.
Notice was given to the manager that an informal hearing was set for July 15 in Trenton but he failed to appear.
If you have never been there you may want to one day park along Route 70 at the entrance and walk straight back. There was a little washout when I was there a few years back to be prepared you may have some issues. In the far back there are one or more remans of brick or stone structures.
Walk to here.