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Pennsauken, a marvelous new photographic history created by local author Kathy Crane, brings to life the past of this historic New Jersey town in over two hundred black-and-white images accompanied by detailed and informative captions. The progressive and cooperative nature of this all-American town—Philadelphia's influential neighbor across the river—is vividly illustrated in this unique and engaging volume. Pennsauken is a town of many "firsts," including the first American drive-in movie theater and Central Airport, which provided the only passenger service for South Jersey and Philadelphia when it opened in 1929. The city's transportationdevelopments are chronicled in photographs of boats that traversed the Delaware River, the Central Airport's development, and of the bridges constructed at the advent of trains and automobiles.Photographs of Pennsauken's residents, founders, and landmarks, many of which have never been published, introduce us to local heroes, such as heavyweight boxer Jersey Joe Walcott, and depict the evolution of the town's strong industrial base.
ISBN: 9780738563275
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kathleen J. Crane is a writer and teacher who has culled photographs from both public and private sources to create a lively journey into Pennsauken's past, a journey that is sure to delight young and old, historian and resident alike.
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