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Camden (NJ) (Images of America)

Cheryl L. Baisden

Poet Walt Whitman proclaimed his adopted home of Camden, in its heyday, “the city invincible,” a powerhouse of industrial might destined for greatness. Camden resurrects that fascinating era of invincibility through powerful images of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge construction; Cooper Hospital’s nearly ill-fated founding; and the momentous birth of Campbell Soup Company, Victor Talking Machine Company/RCA, and New York Shipbuilding. Also included are images of Camden’s neighborhoods, community life, and bustling downtown district, as well as the newsmakers and lawbreakers who defined the “biggest little city in the world.”

Camden County (Images of America)

A. Burgess Jennings

Camden County extends southward from the Virginia line as a peninsula between the North and Pasquotank Rivers into the Albemarle Sound. Named for Revolutionary sympathizer Sir Charles Pratt, the first Earl of Camden, the county was formed on May 9, 1777. Construction of the 22-mile Dismal Swamp Canal began in 1793. The Battle of South Mills was fought on April 19, 1862, in an unsuccessful attempt by the Union to destroy the lock at South Mills. Camden County has continued as a rural community with farming, fishing, and logging as its citizens� primary occupations. Over time, horses, mules, and oxen have been replaced with tractors and combines. The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1973, and the Dismal Swamp Canal, which has survived as the oldest artificial waterway in the United States, continues to serve boaters on the Intracoastal Waterway today. Camden County showcases the rich agricultural heritage of this North Carolina coastal county.

Camden and Rockport Revisited (Images of America)

Camden-Rockport Historical Society

The towns of Camden and Rockport have had a rich, intertwined history since the first settlements in the mid-1700s. Until 1891, they were one town, built on the abundant natural resources of coastal Maine. Many residents in the early 19th century were farmers that carved out a living from the soil, or fishermen that harvested the teeming waters of Penobscot Bay. As the towns grew, successful industries were established that sustained the communities through the mid-20th century. These included fishing, textile mills, lime manufacturing, an anchor factory, and shipbuilding. Majestic schooners were built in the shipyards, and businesses such as the Bay View House hotel, S.B. Haskell's clothing store, numerous livery stables and harness shops, Joseph Brewster's Shirt Manufactory, and Knowlton Brothers Foundry lined the main thoroughfares. In Rockport, the Shepherd Company supplied lime, and the Rockport Ice Company cut ice on Lily Pond to be shipped as far as the Caribbean. These tight-knit villages, nestled "where the mountains meet the sea," weathered fires and wars, celebrated the launches of massive sailing vessels, and welcomed summer "rusticators" who helped form a lasting legacy of arts, culture, and learning that continues to draw visitors today.

St. Marys and Camden County (Images of America)

Patricia Barefoot

Bounded on the north by the Little Satilla River from neighboring Glynn County and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, Camden County's southern boundary at the St. Marys River separates Georgia from Florida. Dating from a 1766 land grant, port of St. Marys and Camden County have faced a challenging past, present, and future. Camden's growth and development have been driven by businessmen, adventurers and opportunists, determined "wild swamp Crackers," and hardy, self-reliant, God-fearing men and women.

Accompanied by Jonathan Bryan, a planter with an insatiable appetite for virgin tracts of land, Georgia's third and last Royal Governor James Wright visited Buttermilk Bluff in June 1767 and envisioned a city. St. Marys was born, and its street names reflect the surnames of the 20 founding fathers. While the county seat was removed from a quaint St. Marys on more than one occasion, today, the garden spot of Woodbine serves as the seat of county government. Formerly the rice plantation of J.K. Bedell, this small city shares a symbiotic relationship with port of St. Marys and the "City of Royal Treatment" at Kingsland. The history of the county, with its three main towns as well as the outlying, rural areas, unfolds in striking photographs from days gone by. Preserved within the pages of this treasured volume, images reveal Camden and its people in times of tragedy and triumph.

Along the Cooper River: Camden to Haddonfield (Images of America)

Robert A. Shinn

The Cooper River is a meandering tributary of the Delaware River in Camden County with a rich cultural heritage. Along the Cooper River, English Quakers found safe haven from religious persecution in Colonial times, and General Washington's soldiers fought for control of Cooper's Ferry during the American Revolution. The river was ideal for industry in Camden, where many immigrants worked in the factories along its banks. From 1925 to 1928, landscape architect Charles Leavitt Jr. designed the plans for the 550-acre Cooper River Park. From 1935 to 1939, Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration carried out the plans to create open, gently sloping landscapes and wooded areas for recreation by dredging meadows and tidal wetlands. Along the Cooper River: Camden to Haddonfield focuses on the communities of Camden, Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Haddon Township, and Haddonfield and how each of them has played a unique role in the long and rich history of the river and its evolution into a nationally significant recreational area.

AMC Maine Mountains Trail Maps 3–6: Bigelow Range, Camden Hills, Eastern Mount Desert Island, Mahoosuc Range, and Evans Notch (Appalachian Mountain Club)

Appalachian Mountain Club

Available for the first time on lightweight, waterproof, tear-resistant Tyvek, this collection of Maine trail maps provides coverage of a diverse range of hiking destinations. Featuring Acadia's Eastern Mount Desert Island, the Mahoosuc Range, Bigelow Range, and Evans Notch, this durable set is the perfect companion to AMC's Maine Mountains Trail Maps 1 and 2 and the ideal upgrade to the paper maps that come with AMC's Maine Mountain Guide, 11th Edition.

Our Summer in Camden Maine: Where the Mountains Meet the Sea

Tom Marshall

This travel journal is the sixth book in a series by Tom Marshall describing experiences he and his wife Elysee have had during their summer's away from home. Tom and Elysee practice and indorse a lifestyle captured in the phrase of another of Tom's books, MAKE THE WORLD YOUR SECOND HOME. Although residing in retirement in Naples, Florida for the past eleven years, Tom and Elysee have yet to spend a summer there. Instead they live in a different place each year, renting as an option to owning a second home. In the previous eleven years they have stayed in Ireland, Australia/New Zealand, Carmel, California, Slovenia, Annapolis, Md., Estonia, Boothbay Harbor, and Camden Maine. These have not been vacations, but residences of three or more months. In this book Tom provides a brief survey of Maine's history and the Camden region, describes the activities and events he encountered and participated in, several day trips he took to places of interest nearby, and excursions further afield of several days or more. The book is complimented with numerous photographs, mostly taken by Tom. Any reader contemplating a visit to Maine,and especially to the Camden Region would benefit from reading this book.

Best Easy Day Hikes Camden (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

Greg Westrich

Featuring a range of hikes covering all of the coastal and inland areas within an hour's drive of Camden from Stockton Springs to Boothbay, Best Easy Day Hikes Camden is an essential hiking companion. Whether you prefer long or short hikes, populated areas or quiet woods, you’ll have plenty of options, including several lesser-known hikes. Each hike includes concise descriptions, GPS coordinates, and detailed maps.Look inside for: Casual hikes to full-day adventuresHikes for everyone, including familiesMile-by-mile directions and clear trail mapsTrail Finder to choose the best hikes for what you needGPS coordinates

Camden and Rockport (Images of America)

Barbara F. Dyer

As we approach the end of a century, this new book looks back at over one hundred years of Camden’s and Rockport’s history, with photographs of the people, places, and events which have defined the proud and vibrant communities we know so well today. Author and local resident Barbara Dyer has collected over two hundred old photographs and postcards of Camden, Rockport, and the surrounding area which range from the late 1800s to the 1950s. These delightful images show buildings long gone and others which are still familiar features of the local landscape; they bring to life events both catastrophic and celebratory from the fascinating history of these beautiful coastal communities. Most of all, the photographs introduce us to the ordinary folk who lived, loved, worked, and had fun in these tight-knit towns: fishermen, sailors, store owners, teachers, schoolchildren, and hundreds of others whose lives are such an integral part of the story of Camden and Rockport.

Vessels Of Camden (Images of America: Maine)

Barbara F. Dyer

The care and craftsmanship in the art of building wooden vessels has become a thing of the past. Replaced by the fiberglass boats of today, wooden vessels are a reminder of the way things were done in an earlier America. Discover the beauty of these vessels and the history behind them in Barbara Dyer’s Vessels of Camden, a unique and engaging tribute to a shipbuilding community. Along with Bar Harbor, Maine, Camden is one of only two towns on the eastern seaboard where the mountains meet the sea. Tourists have been attracted to this picturesquetown since its incorporation in 1791, and its coastallocation has had a great influence on the town’s industries. Shipbuilding played a prominent role in the development of Camden, a development that can be traced through carefully preserved historic photographs. The images in this collection depict approximately 100 years of vessel craftsmanship inCamden, from 1863 to 1963. The charm and elegance ofthese maritime gems is sure to take hold of the reader’s imagination and elicit visions of sailing the open seas.

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