Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey - Places to Go and Things to Do

A discussion of things to do and paces to go, with the purpose of sharing, and encouraging exploration of South Jersey.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Worthy Site and Salute

I did further research on Aldine and found that I had posted the wrong site on my previous posting.  The one I wanted to recommend is

http://www.westjerseyhistory.org/books/salemnames/

And here is what they had to say about Aldine:

ALDINE - At the junction of Friesburg road to the south, Daretown to
the north, Elmer to the east and Alloway to the west. Until about 1869,
the settlement was known as Nazareth. It then became known as
Watson's Corner, named after John F. Watson. Around 1880, when the
post-office was established, the name was changed to Aldine. It
formerly contained a blacksmith shop, a wheelwright shop and a shoe
shop. The Aldine Methodist Church was organized in 1841.

While on the subject of collecting history of places which are so sadly and rapidly fading from memory I want to SALUTE the quiet, humble and hard working people of the historical society community.  They are the most noble people I have met.  They toil away for love of history, certainly not for money or recognition, simply for the selfless joy of saving for posterity our invaluable and irreplaceable history.  I have been please and honored to have spent some small time among those who have devoted their lives to this worthy cause.

Taking a ride down country roads in New Jersey, especiial in Salem and Cumberland Couties is still a surprising and pleasing experience.  Go ahead, get lost in South Jersey and see what you find!
Happy Trails!  Jo Ann

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