The White Horse Pike may not be America’s most famous road, but it is one of the most storied. Originally a migratory footpath of the Leni-Lenape, this timeless 60-mile route from the Delaware to the Atlantic has been followed by everyone from Walt Whitman to the Jersey Devil. It has served as a stagecoach highway, a toll road, and a pattern for railroads. The White Horse Pike depicts the heyday of this still popular city-to-shore road, the most direct route from Camden to Atlantic City.
Author Bio: In compiling material for The White Horse Pike, Jill Maser worked closely with historians at every stop. The South Jersey resident is an author whose research and travel across the state piqued her interest in the pike. She sees the road as a reflection of “not only Americans’ love of automobiles but also their desire to gambol in the ocean’s surf and to live in the verdant tranquility of the suburbs.” She continues to marvel at the eclectic mix of business and residences along the way and at the number of people who travel this historic route.
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