Mullica Hill and Old Harrison Township

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This volume is the first pictorial history of this remarkably preserved rural enclave in Gloucester County. Established in 1844, the municipality originally included present-day Harrison and South Harrison Townships and the western edge of Elk Township. Swedes, Finns, and Quakers began settling here in the early 18th century, establishing farms and businesses along Raccoon and Oldmans Creeks and ancient Native American trails. This collection of images, principally drawn from the archives of the Harrison Township Historical Society, reveals how geography, natural resources, and proximity to nearby Philadelphia resulted in a prosperous farming community. Rare photographs of Mullica Hill's historic district, well known for its charming shops and well-preserved streetscape, and the area's other villages and farmlands reveal a place that honors traditions amidst change and transition.
ISBN: 9781467129718
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 219
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors James F. Turk and Karen E. Heritage are both proud South Jersey natives as well as trustees of the Harrison Township Historical Society. Turk is a museum professional, educator, and nonprofit consultant whose work has earned regional and national recognition. Heritage grew up in Richwood working on the family farm and as a photographer. With a bachelor’s degree from Glassboro State College, she now works as an independent scholar and community volunteer.