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Paulsboro is a pictorial account of a Delaware River community that evolved from an agriculture and shad-fishing center to an industrial town with developing oil companies. Once known as Crown Point, Paulsboro was named after colonist Philip Paul, who settled in this area in 1685. It is the home of Fort Billings, which became the nation's first federal land purchase on July 5, 1776, and of the famed Tinicum Lighthouse.
ISBN: 9780738536125
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In honor of Paulsboro's one hundredth anniversary as a borough, James R. Pratz and Violet J. Valentin selected some two hundred vintage images from the vast collection of the historical museum at the Gill Memorial Library. Both longtime employees of the library, the authors are local residents, organizers of the annual Paulsboro Day History Exhibit, and members of the Gloucester County Historical Society.
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