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Old 04-23-2014, 05:29 AM   #1456
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One last stop for that day.



Another church.
Well, this one is actually a church !

The church is Magnolia United Methodist Church in Magnolia, NJ, which was originally named Greenland, NJ.
The cemetery still bears the original name of the town.









The banner says Established 1815, which I would assume is the year that the Church at Greenland was founded.
The cemetery sign is dated 1848.
The cornerstone of the building says 1858, which I would assume is the year this building was built.
It reads:
THE CHRISTIAN COVENANT
CHURCH of GREENLAND
BUILT 1858

They built a new church building across the street in 1972.

Yet another nice old church building.



The best history I could find was on this Waymarking post.

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Old 04-28-2014, 05:29 AM   #1457
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As always, great stuff! I love all the historical facts posted with your pictures. Hopefully they'll sort out that bike so you can put some miles on her.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:30 AM   #1458
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As always, great stuff! I love all the historical facts posted with your pictures. Hopefully they'll sort out that bike so you can put some miles on her.
Thank you rolarosa.
The history makes these places even more special.
And New Jersey is loaded with them.
I have a whole list of things I want to see in NJ !
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:00 AM   #1459
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Well I got the Triumph back Wednesday April 23 after work.


They really did not find anything wrong !
Which of course scares me a little, ....... OK, A LOT !

I have been checking the voltage every night and again every morning and it has been staying right around 12.8 Volts.

So we took it for a shakedown run on Saturday and headed for the Lancaster area because it is a nice area to ride in.

Of course you have to get out of New Jersey first.



I never liked riding Interstates on my PC, but this bike is no problem.
Except for the fact that Interstates in New Jersey are B-O-R-I-N-G !

Unless you like traffic of course. Speaking of those further north of here !

We go over the Delaware Memorial Bridge.





Snake through upper Delaware and into the countryside of Eastern Pennsylvania.



Ahhhhh, that's better.



Out past the Strasburg Railroad.



And into some hilly country.



We were on some nice back roads and stopped for lunch on our way heading home.



A nice little luncheonette.



Around Lancaster you are always reminded of the contrast between the old and the new.



I often believe that old is better.
And a whole lot easier and less complicated and less stressful.



Our lunch was very good and very inexpensive, and the atmosphere was most enjoyable.



When was the last time you saw one of these signs?



I thought this was a picture, but on closer examination it looks like a drawing.



And old picture of the corner we were at.
The luncheonette is the small building on the right, and the sign out front looks just he same.





They do not have a website of their own.
But then again, out here, who needs one!



One horse power.



It was a very nice ride.
We did 230 miles.

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Old 05-07-2014, 05:41 AM   #1460
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We road the bike to church the following day and then went for a ride afterwards that turned out longer than expected.

Not that there's anything wrong with that !

First stop was a public boat ramp in NJ directly across from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.



The camera on my phone makes the new bike look dull and dark !



I posted pictures from the Navy Yard when we were over there at Revzilla on page 85.
Revzilla is just behind the two green towers to the left of the boats.

An old aircraft carrier.



Some debris floating by in the Delaware River.



RELAX! It's only a stick !

Which will probably wind up here.



The beach looking south.

This stump looked more interesting in person.



Oh, and the boat ramp.





I don't know where anyone would get a $15 Bill.



Then again, this is New Jersey, so you never know !

The shack that collects the fifteen dollar bills.



The signs at the beginning of the road leading to the West Deptford Public Boat Ramp.





The township calls this RiverGate Boat Ramp.
And the picture of their eagle mascot looks all to much like the Philadelphia Eagles logo !

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Our next stop was not far from the boat ramp.

This is something I had been wanting to see for it's historical antiqueness.





Ladd's Castle.
Originally named Candor Hall.
Built in 1688 ! '

That's a pretty big house for 1688.

This is a fancy side door.



This is the front.



A hitching post for horses still stands by the street.



And there's a horse !







Some information on Ladd's Castle on the Gloucester County web site.
It is said to be made of native brick,which I assume means it was made here locally, but back in 1688?
I guess there was more going on here in the 1600's than I thought !

Here is a lot of great information on the house and the Ladd family on the Gloucester County, New Jersey History & Genealogy web site.
It appears that at least one of the brick sections is original and they had wings on each side made of "hewn timber", which were removed later.
It also says the bricks were made on the premises of what was a heavily wooded 7,000 acre property that John Ladd owned.



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Then we road to this really neat old general store in a town called Shiloh.



I took a lot of pictures, so I will make two posts.



I could not find any history on the internet about this business.
But as you will see it looks like it was a large part of life out here in the middle of nowhere !



It is located at a five points intersection.
The building on the left is another old building and is now an antique store.
The building on the right looks like an old garage.





This is looking into the antiques store.
Doesn't look like this place has been used in a while either !

Then again, they are supposed to be antiques !





The garage building comes to a sharper point than 90 degrees !



Two old sign posts still being put to use.



The building to the left of Richardson's General Store.









The corner stone is dated 1898.



I could not find anything on the initials.



The back.

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Now for some closeups of interesting things I saw while I was here.



I have no idea what this is next to the side door.



They don't make 'em like this anymore.



Another old building behind Richardson's Store.



Also not been used in quite a while.



The woodwork under the porch is fascinating, and very interesting to look at.
Well, at least for me it was !





Some old window advertisements.



Wow, that's some bread !





Freihofer's was founded in 1884 in Philadelphia, PA.
So it was fairly local.



Oooooooooooo ! Looook, ...... a tractor !



Getting exciting around here !



I noticed this action figure above the front door.









Richardson's General Store does show up on the internet, but not their own site of course.
So this place must have been in business until what looks like perhaps 10 years ago.
I am told the inside looks like a museum because it looks like it was just abandoned one day !

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Our next stop was a little further south and west to the town of Greenwich.
This is where the Tea Burners Monument is located that I posted on page 8.
Both are on Ye Greate Street.

Also one of the UFO Futuro Houses is just a little further out. Also posted on page 8.

What I was here to see today was another one of the oldest buildings in New Jersey.



This is the Greenwich Friends Meeting House.

Built in 1771, and from some of the information I read this is still in use.



After researching Ladd's Castle I wondered where these bricks came from.

I was wondering why there was a hole in the stone fence.



It's too high for a stream.
Perhaps it was a spring.



Some nice old stone steps.



Now I wonder where they got those stones from !

The inside is very plain yet very nice looking, just like every other Quaker Meeting House I have peeked through the window of !



I also wondered why they made this building so tall when it does not have a second floor in it !?

Behind the building is the Cohansey River that snakes its way around to the Delaware Bay.



Some old sheds off to the right.



The back of the Meeting House.









In the huge Sycamore tree in the back you can see a giant nest.



One of the neighbors was out walking his dog and pointed it out to us.

Turns out to be a Bald Eagles Nest.



Yup, we have Bald Eagles in New Jersey.

Well, in Southern New Jersey anyway !

You can see the eagle in the picture below.
It is just to the left of the nest having a lookout.





When I walked to the back I was hoping to get a clearer picture of the eagle, but it must have flown away.
There were eaglets in the nest that flapped their big wings once in a while.



Across the street is a beautiful large brick home.



For the Tag-O-Rama game I used this as one of my clues.



A "Green Witch" !

Hey, they use it at the local store!





Upon further look up of this nice old building I find that there are two Greenwich, NJ's.
Both in the southern part of the state and both with a heavy Quaker background.
And there are also two Quaker Meeting Houses in this Greenwich, NJ.
So to look this one up you need to add Orthodox and the year 1771 to the search.

I found informtion on the Greenwich Township - The Cumberland Churchscape, which states
there was originally built here a log church, and that the Quakers founded the church here in 1686, which
is almost 100 years before this building was built.

Here is a webpage called ViewBug with some great history from a local resident.


And lo, we must finally head for home.



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Excellent as always PC - keep up the great work - I love seeing the historic info you dig up !
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Some pictures from our current trip where I can now scratch this off my list.



That was yesterday.
Very interesting ride !





We road US-129 South into Deals Gap.





Today we are waiting out rain before we head back north tomorrow

Here are some more pictures from our ride so far.

Shenandoah Mountains looking from Skyline Drive in Virginia.



A Paul Bunyan Muffler Man in Roanoke, VA



An old Shell Gas Station in Winston-Salem, NC.



The Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee.



A giant wood carving at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, NC.



I will post a few more when we get home!
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Steve and Debbie...I am glad you came down to see NC...there are some beautiful places here...So sorry I didnt get to join you all...but work and events have kept me close to home anyways...I thought you'd wait until summer vacation time but its actuallly pretty close to summer down here...LOL... Deals Gap and Tail of The Dragon are ok...it just depends what time of day and what day of the week you go through there. Obviously weekdays are better than weekends...I ride that road twice a year and i always enjoy it...Hope you got to ride the Cherohala Skyway...that is a more beautiful road like the BRP but faster...or slower lots of pullouts for the scenic overlooks...
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Some pictures from our current trip where I can now scratch this off my list.
Excellent pics so far Steve & Debbie, i'll be here day dreaming of riding those areas while waiting for your rr & more pics...
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A few more pictures to whet your appetite!

An Indian Muffler Man in Cherokee, NC.



Mingo Falls in Cherokee, NC.



Optimus Prime in Gatlinburg, TN.



President Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, TN.



Giant Hot Dog and Drink, would you like Fries with that?
Kingsport, TN.



A Muffler Man holding a Giant Hamburger also in Kingsport, TN.



Bristol Motor Speedway.
Bike is at the bottom.



And a Guitar Shaped Building in Bristol, TN.



This and a whole lot more when we get home.
And I get some time!
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You sir have a knack for finding the most unusual and interesting things no matter where you go. I am awed by that Shell station in Winston-Salem...just so cool.

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