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Old 04-07-2012, 02:47 PM   #901
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OK, I couldn't take it any longer.



I had to get out !



This was four weeks after my injury and just before my surgery.
I figured, what else could I mess up in my knee, it was getting worked on anyway ?



(I did have a knee brace on !)

There had been some interesting places people used while I was laid up, and I wanted to visit some of them while I had the chance.
I knew I would be laid up at least another month after my surgery too.



The rider who grabbed my Sand Fort Tag placed this Tag just for me because he knows how much I like these roadside "attractions".
Interesting stuff that people create.

This is on a nice back road that ends up at the Head of the River Church.



We actually went to 8 places this day.

My knee handled it pretty well except for when I was riding too long without being able to stretch it out.
The Pacific Coast has the footpegs under your body.
Just where I like them.
But some highway pegs would be nice !

The pain in my knee would get pretty intense.
I actually had to pull over a few times juts to stretch it out and make the pain go away.

This also happened to me after surgery too.
But grin and bear it !
Push through or you will never overcome it.

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Old 04-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #902
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Pain is God's way of telling you you're alive...
Well, then I am alive !

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Next stop was this park in Millville with memorials in it.

Actually, the one in the back was the first memorial in the United States dedicated to the soldiers of Vietnam !



Located in a nice park along the Maurice River.





I found this part of a brick.
I took a picture for some reason.
I guess I have a brick with the town my mom was born and raised in, so that shows some kind of history.



Says Mack Manu.. Co., which came from Mack Brick Company in New England.
In business since 1830.

This particular section of the park is called Springsteadah Plaza.



Named after this soldier who was MIA in Vietnam.



Donald Kenneth Springsteadah



This is the other memorial.



Dedicated to those who gave their lives in battle.



This was built in 1977 by the Jaycees, just two years after the war ended.

Interesting that this is on Roadside America and not much of anywhere else !





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Next stop was heading north into Bridgeton to this interesting looking building.



I guess what makes it interesting is that round part with the cone shaped roof.



Shingled in slate.
Nice !



Even has old electrical wiring running on the outside under the eaves.





I am guessing those are dragons on the base of the weather vane.
The flying thing is some kind of bug that wanted it's picture taken !

I am wondering how the point on the weather vane disappeared ! ?

The place has not been used for years, apparently since 1968.





This is the front door.



I can just imagine customers coming in here to do business back in the day.

I took a picture through the hole in the plywood on the door where the chain goes through.





Ahhhhh !!!!! New Jersey !!!!!!





The company located here was called Ferracute Machine Company.
Here is a summary of their early history from this website.

"The Ferracute Machine Company was formed by inventor Oberlin Smith in
Bridgeton, New Jersey in 1863, incorporated in 1877, and ceased operations
in 1968. This company specialized in metal forming presses. Initially,
Ferracute supplied the makers of tin cans, and by 1891 it offered a full line
of machinery for setting up canneries. Ferracute also produced coin
presses. A special order of three such presses was installed in the Imperial
Chinese mints in 1898 under the direct supervision of Ferracute employee,
Henry A. Janvier."


Wow, some great history.

Bridgeton use to be quite an important city in the United States, along with Salem, it's northern neighbor.

There have been plans to preserve this property, or what is left of it anyway.
Some more info on preservation of this place.

Wikipedia

Pictures of some of the machinery built by Ferracute.

Just some of the great industrial inventions done right here in New Jersey !

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The next stop was Bridgeton City Park.



This memorial is for World War I.
Looks like it was the first one dedicated to the memory of those lost from Bridgeton in the Great War.
There are several others dedicated to that war in the park as well.







Another memorial dedicated to WWI.





This is the Civil War Memorial.



I have seen old postcards of this memorial.



Korean War & Vietnam War Memorial.



World War II.





Fine detail.



And one to All Wars Memorial.



There is quite a bit here in Bridgeton City Park.



I had not realized there was so much.
Besides the memorials they have a free zoo: Cohanzick Zoo, a New Sweden Homestead Museum, the old Water Works from 1877-1912,
an old Coopers Shop from around 1850 and several other things I passed on the way that I do not remember.

Old Water Works.





Old Cooper's Shop.



An old fountain that looks like it is no longer in use, but I could be wrong.



City of Bridgeton, settled 1686.

Would you believe that someone took the head off of the Civil War Memorial statue in December of 2011 ?

The thing has been there for 100 years ! ! !

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Next stop was Fox's Mill in Daretown.
Not far from the Pole Tavern Circle where the canon under glass is.



I had no idea this place was here.
Nice building.



Daretown Lake is right next to the mill.



The mill is behind where I took the above picture.





Never saw a memorial plaque for a lake before !



I can not find any history on Fox's Mill.
The little I can find on the lake says it was completed in 1915.
But that is pretty late for a mill.
I had assumed the lake was here to power the mill.
But Mr. Fox could have had a smaller lake to power his mill earlier.



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We did go for a current Tag this day.



But we were too late.
Some one else beat us to it !



Nice old building.
As you can see it was built in 1903.



It is not very big.



And it is no longer a bank.



I also liked this building out back.
Looks like a future Tag.
(IF NO ONE ELSE USES IT ! )



Here is the history of the bank institution itself.
The institution itself is still in business and is currently a branch of Susquehanna Bank.
I can not find any information about the building itself.

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While trying to upload to get the bank Tag we found that someone had beaten us to it.
We be Bruced !

That rider had posted a new Tag not too far away, so we headed for that.



Yup, that was it.
Not much to see here folks.
Sorry.

But if you are looking for a semi check out Liberty Kenworth in Swedesboro.
Associated with Coopersburg Kenworth of Coopersburg, PA.

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So, after a long day we head for home and stop to drop the new Tag.



This is the old Sewell Train Station.



Looks like it has been well used !









Located at this corner.



It was for sale if anyone was interested !



I found the old name for the Sub Shop next door interesting.



Currently under this name.





The town is named for General William Joyce Sewell (1835-1901) who was a veteran of the Civil War
battle at Chancellorsville and later wounded several times during other battles.
He became President of the West Jersey & Seashore Railroad.
He was also instrumental in the Philadelphia & Camden Ferry Company.
He later became the Pennyslvania Railroad's voice in the U.S. Senate.

William Joyce Sewell

Plans were in the works for preserving this interesting old building.

Here is some history of the WJ&S Railroad which Mr. Sewell was instrumental in directing.

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Two and a half weeks after my surgery I visited the Medport Diner that I posted on page 31.
They had a motorcycle show there and few of the guys were there so I braved limping around to look at some interesting stuff.
At the end of July I went Tagging again with my first stop being the Silver Fox Inn that I posted on page 32.
After that it was Tag Tag Tag.

But you have already seen all of that.
So the only thing it looks like I missed was Mr. Softee !



A real cone head.
A soft noodle upstairs.
Mush for brains.
But he at least keeps a cool head !





And yes, that is a replica of one of their trucks on the roof.



I took this in October but somehow missed posting it anywhere else.
So, you get to see it !

Mr. Softee has been around since 1956 I come to find out.

For those not from round here, Mr Softee is a rolling Ice Cream factory.
They serve all kinds of specialty hand held ice cream products as well as soft serve.

The only problem is that annoying song they play .... CONSTANTLY !

Listen to this for just 3 minutes and you tell me !

I have no idea how those drivers put up with that... ALLLLLLLL DAY.........................EVVVVVVVVERRRRRYYYYYYY DAY.

But you can bet when that song is heard in any neighborhood, or by my coworkers, people go running to the curb on a hot day !

And believe it or not, for you locals, there are words to that song.
Here they are sung by Mr. Softee himself ! ! !
(Fortunately he looks nothing like the sign )

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WOW !

Done with my riding adventures from when I got the bike in 2008 through 2011.

I have seen lots of neat stuff from my motorcyle just here in New Jersey.
But of course, I am not done yet.
I still have my stops from 2012 to post yet !

I have a lot planned this year.
I just did my first motorcycle ride for the people who ride at our church.
I called that Throttling UP.

That was fun.

I have another Bruce Run planned for next month on May 6th.
You can find that starting on page 23 of our Garden State T-O-R Bruce Runs, post #341.
Still working on that though.

I have found some stuff out of state that I would like to visit hopefully this year.
You know, expand my horizons !

So let's get started on my 2012 stops while I have some time !

For my map I will start a new one.
I still have some catching up to do on the last one.
I renamed it "Where PC's been from 2009-2011"

The new one will be "Where PC's been from 2012-?"

Pretty creative huh ? ? ?



At the end of my posts I will now put the @ and the year afterwards.
Looking like @12 for 2012.

I knew you'd get it !



No way I want to go back and redo 2009-2011 like that ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:33 PM   #912
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Great RR

Steve... totally enjoy reading this...I've gone thru it a couple times...I know places and tags in NJ no one has yet to grab...so if i ever get back there and grab the GSTOR I will employ one of my reserves...Look forward to 2012 tags and pics...
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First stop for 2012.
January 1st to be exact !



These old ruins had been posted for the new Tag and this was something I wanted to go see for myself.

So.





For some reason my pictures did not look the same s the person who Tagged it.
After I walked around the fence for some different angles I found another gate that looked like the one in his picture.
So I rode my bike back there and stuffed it between the brush and the fence.
Making sure I could get out of there on my own too ! ! !







This is where I parked first.



When I was parked out front I was close to a puddle, which I thought odd because we had not had much rain or snow.
Upon further investigation I see this puddle has an orange rusty color to it.



I come to find out this is from an artesian well on the site that was dug to get fresh water without the iron in it.
According to the video on the link below they dug too far and this was the result.



Hard water.
It was flowing freely from the pipe on the backside.
I really liked the natural designs the iron laden water had made.



I had been on the road that goes past this place a few times over the years and never noticed the ruins.
They are off to the right of this picture out of view.



This is pretty much all you can see from the road.



And when the trees and vines have leaves on them you would have to be looking for this to find it.



Plus there is the dam for Harrisville Lake that you pass that catches your attention on the other side of the road.



I liked this so much I took my wife back here at the end of February.







Looking down the Wading River after it goes over the dam and passes under the bridge.



They have one of those flood control buildings off to the side below the dam.
I liked the steps to nowhere !



Back at the ruins, across the street from the larger ruins, are some more old foundations that are a little harder to get to.

This is from the grist mill.



A remembrance plaque on one of the walls.



The other places back here are now just depressions in the ground.
Including where the Harris brothers mansion stood.

You know that stuff they use for model railroading to make trees.
It grows wild in the Pine Barrens.



But when it dries it is very brittle.
They treat it and dye it to make it look nice and keep it soft !
It is that lighter green stuff in the picture above.

Back on the other side of the road again you can see foundations from the workers homes.



Very interesting history at this place.
Back in the day they had gas lamps lining the dirt roads where these houses were.



Check out the great historical video on this Pinelands History website.

The large ruins are the remnants of a large paper mill in what was once McCarty's Mill in a town they
named McCartyville after William, yes you guessed it, McCarty who bought the property in 1832.
After foreclosure in 1862 the property was bought by William & Richard Harris.
Guess what they renamed the town?

Harrisville !



So now this place is called Harrisville Village or Harrisville Ruins.
They made paper products here from 1851 to 1890.
Read more on Wikipedia.

There has been a dam here since 1760 for various mills over the years.

So that's my take on the place.
They have fenced it off to preserve it from us Jerseyites.



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Old 04-19-2012, 10:56 PM   #914
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Eh? Holy history lesson batman!

You know, I have been reading your thread for a while now, and I am always amazed at what you find!

Thanks for the really great photos and the history lesson that goes along with them! This is a great thread you have going here PC, thanks for taking the time to post up not only the photos but also the research on the history of the places that you explore.

I love this sort of stuff, just wish I had more time to enjoy it in person.

Ride on brother!

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You know, I have been reading your thread for a while now, and I am always amazed at what you find!

Thanks for the really great photos and the history lesson that goes along with them! This is a great thread you have going here PC, thanks for taking the time to post up not only the photos but also the research on the history of the places that you explore.

I love this sort of stuff, just wish I had more time to enjoy it in person.

Ride on brother!

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Honestly, I am amazed sometimes too !



Just so much in this little state.
Makes you wonder what is hiding behind that row of bushes you keep passing.

Thank you so much for your kind words OldPete2112.

The history is part of what makes these place neat.
Besides the roadside oddities of course !
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