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Old 07-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #1081
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Chatsworth



I have posted a picture of this before but I did not give any commentary because I only got a couple of pictures.



Turns out I only got a couple of pictures this time too !



Amazing how I can take so many pictures of a forgotten produce stand and only a couple of this nice c.1860 house !

That is the White Horse Inn.
Previously called the Shamong Hotel according to this nice writeup on Chatsworth.

Here is the Chatsworth Historical Society with some great old pictures of the town.

Here is some history about this house which once served as a stage coach stop and later served the railroad that ran through here.
I never knew a railroad ran through here ! ! !

Learned something new.
Now I have to find out where it was at !

They host a Cranberry Festival here every year in October.



This small town even has a drive by food stand !





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Here are some miscellaneous articles about this area.

Most people consider Chatsworth the "Capital" of the Pine Barrens.
It is pretty much centrally located and it is still a nice viable town pretty much out in the middle of nowhere.
It is now part of Woodland Township.

I guess there really is no other such community in the Pine Barrens with this kind of charm.

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The Tabernacle Inn has been closed for some time.



The price tag on the dead bush was kind of ironic.

Even though they are closed I still found their menu on-line, which also included some history about Tabernacle, NJ.

I wanted to get pictures of this before it got torn down.
I am amazed at how many places I pass that I wanted to get pictures of that are now gone.
I just passed an old hamburger stand the other day that looks like it is up for its extermination.
And two of the Tree Trunk Carvings I posted have been cut down !
Tooth Stump, page 28, and Wizards of Winter, page 30.

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I know, I know.
I'm a Big Ape !





My first attempt was entirely too close.

I moved the bike four times before getting it right !











And here I am on a Japanese bike !







His eyes glow red at night.
I need to go back around dusk some time.



This explains Mighty Joe on Route 206 in Shamong.





This was another one of those shore attractions that has found its way into new use.

Roadside America


Originally named George the Gorilla when he lived in Wildwood !

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That slogan says it all about their mission.

To Remember,
To Heal,
To Honor

VFW Post 679, Glassboro, NJ

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Why you would take a lamborghini and wrap it is beyond me.

I would assume from checking it over that it is non road worthy.

The emblems are cool though !

Every vehicle they own has the same look to it.
Nice !

There was even a box truck down the road at a repair shop with the same design.









A & R Auto, Clayton, NJ

The lamborghini is a 1988 Countach and is for sale apparently for $10,000.
But they say it needs some work !
They are calling it a Lamborghini Kit Car

Perhaps related to the KITT car on Knight Rider !





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WOW, this place was built in 1924 and has been through the Vaudeville and Silent Movie eras.

It is older than the other theaters I have visited and shown here.

Cuttently the Grand Theatre in Williamstown is home of The Road Company Theater Group.

Very nice website.

There is some history under their "About Us" tab, you will then see "Our History" on the lower right.

The building, as you can see from my pictures, is in pretty bad shape.
They even had part of the building collapse back in 2010.

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So are you enjoying my non-commentary ?

Yesterday







Located back in a housing development now at the end of a cul de sac.



I am sure that back in 1776 they had a nice view of a large farm.







I found this spired outbuilding interesting !
I have no idea what that would have been for.





Another old building on the property.
Probably moved here to preserve it.



John Inskeep

Here is a nice website with some family history on this Inskeep family.

As you can see from the sign the Evesham Historical Society resides in this nice old house.
History of the house at the bottom of that link.

Some more info from HelloPhiladelphia which states this house was going to be demolished in the 1980's when the housing development was built ! ! !

Some genealogical information on John Inskeep, the one who immigrated from the county of Staffordshire, England.

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This interesting 9/11 Memorial is stuck back in a commercial maze of buildings.

Located at 16000 Commerce Parkway in the Greentree North Corporate Center.
Google maps show this as 7000-8000 Commerce Pkwy, Mount Laurel, NJ.

The sign says Liberty Property Trust but I can not find them on the internet at this location.

I find this 9/11 Memorial interesting.
Not sure why.
I guess it is creative and quite unique.
I wish there were some history as to why the artist decided to make the sculpture in this manner.
I am sure their name is on it somewhere, but I could not find it.

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I am always surprised when I see some nice statue or sculpture and no one labels who the artist is !











These geese on a stick are located in another commercial industrial park along side a lake.
Behind those trees is the New Jersey Turnpike between exits 4 & 5 !



The gecko was flying back and forth along the NJTP and Interstate 295 corridor the whole time we were there !



On the other side of the road is a statue of three racoons.



Sorry, but the one on the ground looks like a badger !







We had been told about these statues but I do not remember anyone mentioning the hawk on the other side of this lake.



The hawk is on the pole on the right.
The racoons are just to the left of the hawk on the bank in the shade of that tree.







Surprisingly, for New Jersey, they are all still here !



So no one wants to take credit for these nice sculptures either on the internet or in person. !

I found their location a little odd.
The only people who can enjoy these are the people who work in the four buildings right next to the lakes here.
There is no parking lots.
I just stopped on the nice wide shoulder of the road.
There were no No Parking signs so I figured it was fine.

Oh well, we got to enjoy them anyway !

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Cold Stone Creamery gives out free ice cream for your birthday.

But the person who takes you WILL pay ! $ ! $ ! $

The bike is on the far right of the first picture.

I'll be nice, it was good !

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Today, Sunday









We pulled up and the doors were partially open.
Two congregants came out to find out why we were there.
We told them we just wanted to take some pictures.
They said that was fine but just be courteous because we have a meeting going on !

Oh boy.
I guess we picked the wrong time to get here.

Sorry.
They had no problem with me taking pictures.
So I took a couple at the building and then coasted my bike down the driveway and started it at the street.

It's not like I have a loud exhaust, but I thought it better to be respectful.
I had already interrupted their meeting just by being there in bright hi-viz yellow on a red motorcycle !



Looking back up the driveway.





This plaque was on the front wall along the road.
Ann Cooper married John Whitall and they owned the house in National Park, NJ where Fort Mercer was built and the Battle of Red Bank occurred.
I posted pictures of their house and the park on page 19.
Ann Cooper Whitall was from Woodbury and is apparently buried in the Woodbury Friends Burial Ground here.



Interesting building across the street.
Now a Charlie Brown's Steakhouse.



Woodbury Friends Meeting House does not appear to have a direct link on the internet.

Nice YouTube video with some history and good old pictures of this nice looking building.

The original section of the Meeting House was built in 1715 with an addition added in 1785.

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I had seen this on an aerial view of Google Maps and wondered what it was.



It looked like a dam but it turned out to be a fish ladder.
It appears to also double as a dam too to keep the Cooper River from getting the brackish water up through here from the Delaware River.



It is well protected.
Maybe they are convicted fish with felonies that use this !





I mentioned this earlier when I showed the Cooper River Lake at the Polish Heroes War Memorial on the previous page.







This is looking up river toward the lake.



I took this picture of the fish ladder from a bridge just down river.
I took pictures of that too and they are in the next post.



I could not find any other information except for the sign that was there so I have no idea how old this is.

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The fish ladder is down this road which is part of N. Park Drive.
You can barely make out a car in the distance on the right, that is where the ladder is.



To my left is the Sneaker Outlet !



Across the street from the Sneeker Outlet is The Pub at the Airport Circle which I posted on page 45.
The circle is at the end of this road, Kaighns Avenue.
You can see the Circle sign in the distance.



This is the bridge on Kaighns Avenue that goes over the Cooper River.



What I found interesting was how old this bridge is.



I thought it said 1825 too, but someone scratched out all of the 9's on the signs to make them look like 8's !



It does look like it needs a little TLC !





The first sign said 1925.
This one says 1912.
The other one says 1889.

I am guessing the construction company opened in 1889.
The committee decided to build the bridge in 1912.
And it got built in 1925.

To the right is a nice set of old stairs.



But it looks like they have not been used in quite a while.









This is looking down stream toward the Delaware River.
That bridge is for US Route 30, at this point also known as Admiral Wilson Boulevard.
In my neck of the woods we call it the White Horse Pike !

You can also see the Zinman Furs store.





I found this bird interesting !



And I also see this huge snapping turtle floating along.
The shell had to be a good foot and a half long !



Good thing for the bird that the turtle was not hungry !

And this is looking back toward the fish ladder.



John Kaighn was a freeholder from 1715. He had bought land here in 1696.
"Soon after John Kaighn purchased 460 acres from Robert Turner in 1696, a lane was
established connecting his plantation with the already established settlement on Newton
Creek. While the course of this lane is not exactly known, it is almost certain, from the
topography of the ground and the fact that the Indian trail to Haddonfield already existed, that
it closely followed the line of the present Kaighn Avenue, which in the early days and deeds
dated before 1730 is called Kaighn’s Lane, or Kaighn’s Point Lane or Avenue."
From Camden Streets.
Some great stuff on that link with history and old pictures and post cards.
The road is also named Dr. Charles Brimm Boulevard on Google Maps.
Here is his storied life.

Daniel Cooper owned a ferry service from Camden to Philadelphia named, of course, Cooper's Ferry.
Licensed in 1688 it was originally owned by William Royden.
Cooper reopened the service in 1695.

Admiral Wilson Boulevard "is named for Admiral Henry Braid Wilson Jr., a Camden
native and World War I naval hero. His father was also a noted figure in Camden, the H.B.
Wilson school at 7th and Florence Street being named in his honor."
From Camden Streets

As I read some of the history of Admiral Wilson Blvd they said they were trying to keep
this side of the road a park setting and people could see the scenic Cooper River while driving.
That is probably why the stairs were put here.
And the ones I posted at the Polish Heros War Memorial.
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The Collings Knight House on Collings Avenue in Collingswood, NJ right down the street from Collingswood High School.

Do you think he was important in this area?

"In 1824 Edward Zane Collings undertook the construction of a house for himself
and his widowed sister, Rebecca Knight, on farmland north of Newton Creek that
he had inherited from his father in 1820. The property had been passed down from
his great-grandfather, Robert Zane, an original settler and member of the 1682
Newton Colony. Edward Collings"
From Collings-Knight House website.

So there you have it.
A nice concise history of this beautiful old home.

Here is some history on the actual town of Collingswood.

Here is a picture I had taken back in 2010 when I rode by this house thinking it would make a nice Tag !



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I want to add this here so I can go back and look at it later instead of trying to fish through my unorganized paper work.

When I bought this bike it had:

38,808 miles on it 7/2/2008
55,555 miles on 5/10/2010
56,618 miles the Odometer/Speedometer stopped ticking
60,553 miles on 8/22/2010 I put on my first set of tires.
That's 21,745 miles that I put on those tires.
I kept track of the gas I was putting in and divided by 48mpg, which
was the average of what I was getting before the odo gave out.
I am averaging about the same now, if not a little more. So yes, it is
not an exact mileage, but close enough for what I am trying to keep
track of.
62,555 miles on 1/29/2011 I put in the new Odometer/Speedometer.
New front brakes 9/29/2011
76,555 miles on 7/27/2012 when new tires were put on. The odometer reads 14,000. I figure I got 16,000 miles out of the Dunlop tires I put on almost two years ago.
Seemed shorter for some reason !

So to date I have put 38,000 miles on this bike.
I doubled the mileage in 4 years !

Front tire was still good for another 2 grand or more !


The rear was another story !




At least I didn't let it get as bad as the last set ! ! !

I had been keeping an eye on the front one, as usual.
It is easy to look at when you walk by !
The rear tire you have to bend over to look at.
That's a lot of work !

My local shop owner's wife owns a Pacific Coast so I take it to him because he knows what he is getting into !





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