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Old 07-25-2014, 08:23 AM   #1666
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Very cool wolf tree carvings. Never seen anything like that.
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:24 AM   #1667
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Liked the PC since it came out. But, back then I thought I was too cool for a bike like that. Grew up a little and realized I was never cool in the first place.
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:45 AM   #1668
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I am kind of working from back to front.
The Free Wheel is towards the back of the property away from the road.
The farm house is closer to the road.
In between are some outbuildings.





The Octagon Building is the Icehouse.
The Red Shed is the Smokehouse.
The red building in the back is the Art Center.



The Springhouse is over the hill to the right.





I would have stood back further but I was already straddling poinson ivy here !



Ahhh, the farm house.



The garage looking back toward the barn.
Free Wheel is hidden behind the garage.







This is a little confusing.
On this property originally in the mid 1700's was a mill started by Isaac Kay, who also built the original house here.
The property was bought and run by Thomas Evans and then his son Jacob took over.
They expanded the house and the operations here.
They are also the ones who used this as a stop on the underground railroad.
Then in the 1900's John Croft bought the property and abandoned the mill and concentrated on farming.
His name is used for the house today.

So, why is this place on Bortons Mill Road?
Who was Borton, and where was his mill?
That information seems a little elusive in my investigations.

Anyway, looking up the driveway off Bortons Mill Road.
To my right, down a little hill, is Cooper River.





I found a little history, but no Borton, on Croft Farm National Recreation Trails.

"From 1697-1897, four different mills earned the Kay and Evans families their livelihood. People and supplies traveled
along Cooper Creek to Croft Farm, then known by such names as the Free Lodge Mill, Springwell, and Edgewater.
"The centerpiece of Croft Farm is the 16-room farmhouse. Built in several stages, the original section of the house
was erected in 1753 by Issac Kay and exists today as the dining room.
"British troop marched by the house as they departed Philadelphia in 1778 for New York City. The Continental Army
under General George Washington intercepted them precipitating the battle of Monmouth. ...
"In the 1920s, with the once flourishing saw and grist mills no longer functioning, the Evans family sold the
land to John W. Croft, Jr. who, along with assistant Thomas McCargo, farmed the land until 1981. In 1985, the Crofts
sold the 80-acre property to Cherry Hill Township. In 1995, a new era began as the Cherry Hill Arts Center was dedicated
on the grounds of Croft Farm. Croft Farm Trails were completed in 2010."

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Old 08-02-2014, 05:42 AM   #1669
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Very cool wolf tree carvings. Never seen anything like that.
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Liked the PC since it came out. But, back then I thought I was too cool for a bike like that. Grew up a little and realized I was never cool in the first place.
I thought the wolves were neat too, that's why I made the U-turn !

I am seeing more and more wood carvings around, and not all are still attached to the tree.
Nice creativity.
Several of the Tree Trunk Carvings I have posted are now gone.
Looks like Termites like them too !

The PC is a nice bike.

However, I am liking my Triumph more and more all the time though.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:23 AM   #1670
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This was the memorial I was going to use as the new Tag.





But as you can see they were blocking a the view with cones, tape, barrels and construction equipment.
Oh well, the Free Wheel Sculpture was pretty cool too.

There are several memorials here in Cooper River Park on the boarder of Cherry Hill and Pennsauken.
You can see the Cooper River in the background.

The one I was looking to do was the Holocaust Memorial.





The design represents an eternal flame.





Looks different from every angle.



The plaque below is pretty pointed.
Someone even removed a word from the center of the 4th row from the bottom.



I don't know who removed it, and I can not find an older picture with the missing word on it.
What I find frustrating is the lack of information on these nice memorials here in Cooper River Park !

Around the base of the memorial are five plaques with the names of Death Camps.
I composed them all into this one picture.



The name of the Sculptor and another plaque that was on the walkway around the memorial.



The artist is Harold Kimmelman, but I do not see this sculpture on his website !

On the base is an inscription on four sides.
One in Hebrew on the front, and the translation on the other three sides.





Here is an article on philly.com about this memorial.

Some information on Waymarking.

So that's about as much as I can find online !

It is a nice memorial commemorating a tragic part of world history.

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To the left of the Holocaust Memorial is a Memorial to Jose P. Rizal and the Bataan Death March in the Philippines.







Hard to believe this man did so much in his lifetime.
AND consider he only lived to be 35 years old !

Makes me ashamed of wasting my time here on earth !



On the right side of the memorial base.









You can see part of my bike behind the other memorial.





There is a path between the Rizal statue and the Bataan Death March Memorial.
Mr. Rizal was from the Philippines and his actions pretty much lead to the independence of that country in 1898.
The Bataan Death March occurred in the Philippines during World War II.















And looking back toward the Jose Rizal statue.



A little information on these monuments on Philippine Heritage Sites.

Some information on Waymarking.

Here is the Jose Rizal Website.
Quite the National Hero in the Philippines, and with good reason.

Lots of information on Wikipedia.

A nice concise biography on bio.


Bataan Death March information on Wikipedia.

Information on EyeWitness to History.com, but some of it is a little graphic, but these atrocities are never pretty and should be remembered as they happened.

History Channel.

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This is starting to get a little depressing !



Hitting a little closer to home now.





















I found information about the memorial sculpture itself on Smithsonian Institution.

The Spirit of Human Drama was sculpted by Frank A. Bender.
The designer was George T. Bowman

Once again, not much online about this nice memorial.

Waymarking

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The next memorial to the left is this one that took some investigating to figure out it's purpose.





It seems the major focus is upon Congressional Medal of Honor Winners from Camden County.





I of course found this to be pretty interesting.

The name of Camden appears on the top of one of the flags.



This
Stone
Shall Be A
Witness
Unto Us



The only real wealth is time
how much time you have to spend in dong what you prefer
doing with your life. This meditation park is devoted to
those who gave all their wealth in time to the citizens of
Camden County
Awarded
The Congressional Medal of Honor



Which probably explains the Sun Dial in front of the memorial.

Apparently there are 8 people who received the Congressional Medal of Honor from Camden County, NJ.
I did not capture all of the names unfortunately.
Someone posted that there are actually 9 people, but one is not on this memorial for some reason.



WILLIAM J. SEWELL
JOHN SHEERIN
CHARLES PETTIT HEATH HEYL
GEORGE ROBERT CHOLISTER
FRANCIS X. McGRAW
CARLTON ROBERT ROUH
EDWARD C. BENFOLD
NELSON V. BRITTIN

Along with: SAMUEL SAMPLER

The lady on the left with the nice helmet is named HONOR.





Their names below.



The lady on the right is VALOR.





Medal of Honor Memorial on Waymarking
Except this is in Cherry Hill, not Pennsauken.

So, once again, very little information on this memorial !

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The next memorial is the POW/MIA Memorial.





This is the only article I could find on this memorial on philly.com.

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Now those are only the memorials in this part of Cooper River Park that they call Memorial Grove.

As I walk back to my bike I take pictures from the sidewalk.







A couple of more under trees.





And after doing research for the memorials I see that I missed some other ones somehow !







Some great pictures from Cooper River Park on Flickriver.

Cooper River Park on yelp !
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I have gotten behind again.
A few health issues have made me not want to take a chance riding a motorcycle.
The problems come and go so I ride when I can.
Being light headed is not a good way to ride a motorcycle.
Then again, I feel that way most of the time anyway !

This dirt pile is blocking the view of a former airport.



The small airport that was here was called Aero-Haven.
They are not sure when it opened, but it was sometime between 1940 and 1956.
1956 is when the first aerial photographs are seen of this airport and it was not on the 1940 pictures.
Who takes pictures of woods when you don't have to ! ?
It survived through the 1970's and was later named "Camden Burlington County Airport" and closed sometime in the early 1980's.

What remains today is considered a Toxic Cleanup Site.



Or what they term an "ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT" !



I climbed the hill too see if I could see anything, but nothing was visible as far as I could see.
There was a paved runway going pretty much from right to left out in the clearing closer to the trees in the background.



I did see a nice blue bike !





Below is what looks like the main entrance, which is to the right of the signs.
The hangers were off to the left and right behind the fence.
What little pavement you can see behind the fence was a taxiway from the runway to the hangers.



Down the road was another opening which leads to a fenced in area which I assume is one of the clean up sites.



In looking at the aerial maps I saw where they had cut trees down at some point to extend the runway, but that never happened.
So I road around to the end of that to see if I could see anything else.



Up over some more dirt piles I walked a little way and saw nothing but sand and trees.

I was not up to taking a hike, plus they do not want anyone on the property.
But that is looking down the clearing.

But I did find some good, more recent, pictures on a website for old abandoned airports.

Which I found interesting because I could not find information about nice Memorials set up for world events, but I could find a website about empty land !



Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

In the second picture down you will see a runway going north to south.
In the middle of the runway off to the left you see some black rectangles.
To the left of that is the road I am on.
The pictures at the bottom are what the runway looked like in 2007.

I like this kind of local history.
Stuff you ride by all the time and have not clue about.

The designation for this airport was 16N.

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I was sticking close to home.
Not much time to be out riding unfortunately.





Yup, 18 Miles to the BIG "C" !



Which is Camden, NJ by the way !
Every ones favorite destination !



I am pretty sure this is not this markers original location.
But I could not say for certain.
The Old White Horse Pike ran near here, but it does not look like this was part of the original route.

If I find any more information I will let you know.
But it is 18 Miles to Camden from this spot.

And 3 miles from the "15 M to C" I posted on page 6.

And 4 miles from the "14 M to C" I posted on page 46.

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Next stop was on my way to work.



Yup, on the RED bike.

Gotta keep it moving ya know !

Anyway, Tommy Tarts Hot Dog Cart I pass every day going to work.
I had seen the cart out by the road and wondered how they could do any business with just this.



Until I saw this post and realized they had an actual store.



This particular store in this small strip of stores has been many different pizza joints over the past 30 years.
Now it is a hot dog place.

His logo.



We just happen to have their menu at work.



So now I know where Tart's comes from !



And July was National Hot Dog Month.

All I could find was a facebook page for Tommy Tart's Hot Dog Cart.

The cart can be rented for your private affairs too.

And if this spot looks familiar this is where the American Biker Image trailer was that I posted on page 93.
They are now closed and the store is empty ready for another enterpirse.

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July was also National Ice Cream Month !





A small, but delicious, store that only sells Ice Cream and Water Ice.



They were closed at 8 Am on my way to work, so I parked backwards in the drive thru.



They had one neon on during the day.



Looks much better at night.



I took my wife here after I took her out to dinner for her birthday.





It is not very big inside, but the Home Made offerings are delicious !





This Sundaes store is located in West Berlin, NJ.
Other stores use the same name, but they are not associated with this one.
This one stands alone.

Sundaes facebook, which has lots of great pictures of what they make here.

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My wife was in the mood for Steak for her birthday, so I checked around and found this to be the best place for us to go.



Charley's Other Brother



I have no idea if Charley himself has a restaurant,
or if the other other brother had a restaurant.



Nice decor, and interesting stuff to look at.



And the Steak Choices were interesting !



A steak in the shape of New Jersey !

I wonder if it comes from a Jersey Cow !!!

Then there is a steak they named after our "larger than life" Governor, the Chris Christie Cut !



Sorry that is so blurry, I took that with my phone, and even though the inside of Charley's is nice, it is a bit dark !

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