Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Mark Demitroff, NJ Certified Tree Expert and Pinelands Geographer, for this presentation that celebrates long-ago communities of Franklin Township, such as Blue Bell, the Victoria temperance colony, Ziontown, and the lake at Lake, as well as eight ancient trails in the Pine Barrens of western Atlantic County, along with old sites associated with their traces. These were twisted sand tracks that wove together a colorful tapestry of woodland camps, plantations, hamlets, and rest stops, many of which are now long forgotten. Native Americans and settlers alike followed paths from pond-to-pond to stalk game and collect natural resources. These byways were called: 1) Long-A-Coming; 2) Cohansey; 3) Tuckahoe; 4) Woodbury; 5) Hance Bridge; 6) Bears Head; 7) Blue Anchor; and 8) Cumberland trails. Associated toponyms include: the Steelman Plantation in the Lochs-of-the-Swamp; Colwell’s Coal Grounds at Horse Break Pond; Punch Bowl, a curious geologic feature; Berrys charcoal camp, Abbotts Place charcoal station; and tar-kiln station at Vanaman’s Thick ‘N Hole. Registration is required by Wednesday, November 6th. (856) 694-2833