Woodbridge: Volume II

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Woodbridge Volume II continues and expands the photographic history of New Jersey's oldest township. Woodbridge, first settled in 1665,was chartered four years later by Phillip Carteret, the English governor of the Province of New Jersey. Today, the Township of Woodbridge comprises the communities of Avenel, Colonia, Fords, Hopelawn, Iselin, Keasbey, Port Reading, Sewaren, and Woodbridge, all of which have a combined population exceeding ninety thousand. Through over two hundred vintage images combined with insightful and informative captions, you will experience an unforgettable journey into Woodbridge's past. View such events as the 1951 Pennsylvania Railroad train wreck, in which eighty-four people lost their lives, the heroic attempt of resident Captain Kurt Carlsen to rescue his sinking merchant ship, Woodbridge's three-hundredth anniversary celebration in 1969, and other memorable milestones in this community's past. Meet local leaders, members of the armed forces, sports figures, and "just plain folks" of all ages who have contributed to the life of this vibrant municipality.
ISBN: 9780738590332
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Robert J. McEwen and Virginia Bergen Troeger have compiled this second collection of photographs, maps, and drawings that date from early times to the present day as a companion piece to their highly acclaimed 1997 book, Woodbridge.