Along the Toms River

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See the people, places and events that have defined the city of Toms River and its surrounding area since the early 1700s. Located on the banks of the river of the same name, Toms River was first settled in the early 1700s by loggers drawn to the dense forests on the river's banks. During the American Revolution, the village was a constant thorn in the side of the British, and it was attacked and burned to the ground in 1783. The arrival of the railroads in the late 1800s ushered in a new age of expansion which, spurred on by the construction of the Garden State Parkway in the decade after World War II, continues to this day. See for yourself how it all came about with over 200 carefully-selected photographs.
ISBN: 9780738512976
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Publications Committee of the Ocean County Historical Society has gathered a treasure trove of information and images—many of them rare and previously unpublished—to create this delightful tribute to Toms River. Many of the photographs deal with life on the river; for while the world around it has changed, the river has remained a constant source of natural beauty and recreation. Allow Along the Toms River to lead you back into the past: it is a journey worth making, and one that you will never forget.
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