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The Powhatan Renape Indians
The Powhatan are a branch of the Algonquin speaking Indians that populated the northeastern part of the United States at the time of colonization and are the signatories of the oldest treaty written in America by England dating back to 1646. Now they reside on preserved land in South Jersey...

The `Park-In` Movie Theatre
Did you know that "drive in movies" got their start right here in our area? As the story goes, Richard Hollingshead's mother was a large woman. So large, that she couldn't fit comfortably into movie theatre seats. She said it would be great if she could watch movies from her car...

Glassboro: A History
In the heart of Gloucester County is a little town known as Glassboro, receiving its name for no other reason than glass was manufactured there. Glassboro was established as "Glass Works in the Woods" in 1779 by Soloman Stanger. The sand in the area proved prefect to create glass, and the oak trees in the area were able to fuel the production. Glassboro's proximity to Philadelphia also made it an ideal location to be the heart of the Glass Industry in South Jersey and to allow the Glass Works to become a leader in the production of glass.

New Jersey Natives: The Lenni-Lenape
While many consider the Europeans to be the first to discover America, the true founders had been living there years before.

World War II Lookout Tower
Jutting up into the sky out of the scrub brush and sand is Cape May Point’s WW II Fire Lookout Tower, a lone tribute to Cape May’s contribution in the war.

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