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Woodbury possesses a rich heritage that reads like the story of America. Established in 1683 by Quakers seeking religious freedom, the community was occupied for three days by British troops under Gen. Charles Cornwallis during the Revolutionary War. In 1787, Woodbury became the county seat of Gloucester County, and it remains so to this day. It was home to Capt. James Lawrence, who coined the phrase "Don't give up the ship" during the War of 1812. Woodbury features views of the lavish homes built by prominent residents, scenes of the 1904 train wreck, and never-before-published images of the Broad Street business district in the mid-1900s.
ISBN: 9780738546452
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Many of the photographs in Woodbury were borrowed from generous local residents, but most come from the remarkable archive of the Gloucester County Historical Society. The society's first museum coordinator, Robert W. Sands Jr.–who is also the author of Glassboro–and its current president, Barbara L. Turner, have collaborated to produce an unforgettable account of Woodbury's past.