Pine Barren History Shorts

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  1. bobpbx

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    I suppose it's clear that the ingot and cupola are two separate artifacts.

    Regarding the ingot, that could not have been the normal size? Maybe when they were nearing the last commercial blast they made it to be an enduring symbol of the heyday of that furnace.
     
  2. Teegate

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    I have come to the realization that Beck completely changed his writing style when converting his articles into book form. Much of what would interest me was left out completely. Granted, the info above would not have been in the book anyway. And I can see that he was having the same problem with his readers following in his footsteps and taking things as we all still have today. He had to be mindful of what he wrote.
     
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    I don't think so. He just used those words for the item in question.

    Guy
     
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    Hey I"ve seen that stone before!
     
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    I was there again a few weeks ago checking my cords. I wanted to make sure they were correct as I was using that location as a POB to find others.
     
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    7 Spans In Fire Path Need Quick Repairs

    May 1930

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    Burlington County Freeholders are faced with the necessity for immediately repairing seven important wooden bridges in the pine belt which were destroyed by recent forest fires.

    Constable bridge, Batsto, $1250; Wading River-Harrisville bridge, $300; Gosler's bog bridge, Leektown, $300; Bass River state forest bridge, $300; No. HS at Leektown, $200; Quaker Bridge, $2500, and the bridge on Jenkins-Martha Furnace Road, $200. An emergency note will probably be floated to pay for repairs.
     
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    Phone LIne To Apple Pie Hill

    2/20/1914


    The Farmers Telephone Company, of New Egypt, will erect a telephone line from Chatsworth extension to what is known as Apple-pie Hill, about 4 miles from Chatsworth. There will be a connection with forestry commission of New Jersey, which is planning and has sufficient appropriation to erect a fire lookout at the summit of the hill. This lookout will be equipped with a powerful telescope mounted in such a manner that the observer, who will be permanently stationed at this point, will be able to locate a fire within a radius of ten miles, and telephone to the nearest warden. Apple-pie Hill is the highest point in South Jersey, and has been marked by the state Geological Survey as a standard of elevation, and a stone monument marks the spot.
     
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    A stone monument on Apple Pie Hill?
     
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    STATION RECOVERY (1932)



    RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1932 (ERM)
    STATION RECOVERED. IT IS NOW MARKED BY CUT GRANITE STONE, ABOUT
    8 INCHES SQUARE AND PROJECTING 10 INCHES ABOVE GROUND SURFACE. A
    STATE FIRE LOOKOUT TOWER ON TOP OF A SMALL BUILDING IS LOCATED
    ABOUT 26 FEET NORTHWEST OF STATION.



    STATION RECOVERY (1932)



    RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1932 (CDM)
    THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION STATES THAT A NAIL IN A PINE STUB
    IS THE SURFACE MARK. THE STATION WAS FOUND MARKED BY A 6- BY
    6-INCH STONE WITH A TRIANGLE CUT IN THE TOP AND THE LETTERS
    U.S. CHISELED ON THE FOUR SIDES NEAR THE TOP.
     
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    have you found it? Do you have a pic?
     
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    That is long gone.