Swedesboro and Woolwich Township

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Prior to 1870, the main routes of commerce entering Swedesboro were Kings Highway by land or Raccoon Creek by water. When the Swedesboro Railroad was completed in October 1869, it started a new era of growth in the Swedesboro-Woolwich area. Produce was loaded on railcars for distant markets. Warehouses and industry exploded adjacent to the rail yard. New banks, hotels, and businesses crowded along both sides of Main Street. Economic expansion brought more residents and new housing construction. The prosperity of the Swedesboro area from 1870 to 1950 is preserved in detail on postcards and in photographs reprinted on these pages.
ISBN: 9781467103749
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Lois M. Stanley is a retired high school English teacher and longtime Swedesboro resident. Russell C. Shiveler Jr. grew up in Woolwich Township and is a farm boy at heart. Both coauthored an earlier work published by Arcadia Publishing entitled Images of America: Swedesboro and Woolwich Township. This book is produced with the cooperation of the Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Society.
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