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.
     
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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.
     
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    May 19, 1930

    Big Still Is Found Operating In Tent Near Hammonton

    Sate and local police confiscated a moonshine distillery set up in a large army tent today in the middle of a swamp a mile from here.

    They found a 250-gallon still in full operation with a water pump operating from a well. The seized 90 barrels of rye mash, 20 bags of sugar and 24 bags of coke.

    No one was in sight when the police arrived. An all-day vigil failed to trap anyone near the tent. The tent was erected one-half mile from Sandy Causeway in the Great Swamp.

    Policeman Mike Messina and John Rubba and Corporal Orzechowski and State Troopers Beylon and Carns conducted the raid.
     
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    They probably didn't "find" anything. Something led them there, be it burning coke in the woods in NJ (no comment) or a rat.
     
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    December 2, 1937

    Riverside Gun Club Lodge Destroyed

    A hunting lodge owned by the Riverside Gun Club on Warren Grove Road, Chatsworth, was destroyed by fire yesterday. Samuel Leek, the caretaker, returned from a rabbit hunting trip to find the entire roof of the building ablaze. He warned his wife, Theresa, and a son, Samuel Jr., aged 2 1/2, who were unaware of the blaze over their heads. Sparks from the chimney is believed to have started the blaze.

    Also.


    January 2, 1942

    Gun Club's Cabin Destroyed by Fire

    Berlin, NJ. The Pine Valley Gun Club's cabin on the Clememton-New Freedom Road was destroyed early today by fire.
    Six cases of shotgun shells in the building exploded before firemen from five companies could remove them.
    Sparks from a chimney are believed to have ignited the roof.
     
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    All,

    Here is a little information that I have acquired. Maybe someone knows something and can add to it.

    There was a gun club in Chatsworth called the"Jones Mill Gun Club" incorporated in June 1937.


    Jones Mill Gun Club Files Incorporation (Central NJ Home News)

    A certificate of incorporation was filed today at the county clerk's office for the Jones Mill Gun Club, Inc. The business of the organization will be conducted in Chatsworth, and the office is in Prospect Plains.

    The incorporators are William A. Mount of church street, Jamesburg; R. Maitland Vandenbergh, Prospect Plains; Edgar D. Reid, Tennent; Samuel Johnson and Frank Buck, both of Asbury Park.



    On 9/21/1937 the Jones Mill Gun Club purchased 10,000 square feet of land, with apparently a dwelling on it from Alburtus Pepper and Vincent and Bessie Mae Pepper on the east side of the Jones Mill stream. The deed states it is along the "Raceway" and I am pretty certain it is one of the properties at Dukes Bridge that you can see here. I will work on narrowing this down.


    https://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.79455864522562&lng=-74.52430743377687&z=17&type=nj1930&gpx=



    During their ownership of this property an almost tragic event occurred and pure luck saved the building.




    Torch Blast Burns Two Neptune Men. (Tuesday, 9/24/1957)

    Chatsworth: Two Neptune Township men were among five burned when a blow torch exploded in their hunting lodge here Sunday. George Eberhardt, 1205 11th Ave., and Donald Jobes, 100 Myrtle Ave., were burned on the face, arms and body. So were Robert Reid, Atlantic City; Warren Silver Jr., Heightstown, and Wilson Ryan (remember this name), Cranberry.

    They were installing plumbing fixtures in the kitchen of the Jones Mill Gun Club lodge. Other member drove them 35 miles to a hospital in Mt. Holly where they were treated.

    Bradley Beach Patrolman Robert Ross and some members were testing an electric water pump and were running water outside when the blow torch exploded. They quickly put out the flames that showered the kitchen in the explosion. Without water, he said the fire would have destroyed the lodge.



    On June 29 1970 they sold the property back to Albertus Pepper and his wife Mildred Pepper. The reason they sold the property MAY be the fact they didn't need it anymore. On June 7, 1967 they purchased this property on 532 from Albert Ammon which is next to the Ammon Nursery.


    https://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.82356737352017&lng=-74.52118936579706&z=20&type=hybrid&gpx=


    If you remember above I told you to remember the name of one of the men who was burned in the fire. This tells us something that occurred with him at this new location.


    3 Sentenced In Assault On Gun Club Caretaker (9/26/1985)

    Three Pemberton Township residents yesterday were ordered imprisoned after pleading guilty to their roles in the aggravated assult of an elderly caretaker of a Woodland gun club Jan 4.

    Robert E. Budai, 23 of Lakehurst Road, was sentensed to seven years in a state prison after pleading guilty July 22 to the aggravated assault of Wilson L. Ryan, 72. Glendora E. Bodine, 41, and her daughter Barbara Bodine, 18, both of Grove Ave, were sentenced to five years and six months respectively for the burglary of the Jones Mill Gun Club on Route 532. Ryan was the club's caretaker.

    Police said the three broke into the club at about 12:35 AM January 4, assaulted Ryan with a shovel and stole $300, a television and food.

    Defense lawyers said the three were intoxicated at the time of the burglary.


    On May 28 1992 the Jones Mill Gun Club and all of it's members sold the property to Susan Merkl for the sum of $72,000.
     
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    Drunk and stupid; never changes.
     
  18. Teegate

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    Wonder where this was?

    2/20/1952

    Navy Carrier Plane Makes Forced Landing In Chatsworth Woods

    A navy carrier plane, based at the Naval Air Station in nearby Pamona, made a forced landing in a wooded area in Chatsworth, Burlington County, yesterday. Two naval officers aboard the craft escaped injury.
     
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    That is very interesting!
     
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    It may have been Coyle Field. I have to check when it was built. It was there on aerials in 1956.