Category: Looking Back At History

Historic Homes Open For Independence Day Celebration

Both the Burrough-Dover House, 9201 Burrough-Dover Lane; and Griffith Morgan House, 243 Griffith Morgan Lane off River Rd., will be open to the public for an Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. What could

Life And Events From 1892 In Pennsauken – Part II

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian The creation of Pensauken Township in 1892 was only one way the world was changing in that era. Looking back on 1892, on the doorstep of the 20th Century, we can see

Life And Events From 1892 In Pennsauken

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian The world in 1892 was different, but people were much the same. Things new then are old now, but they persist in our lives. It was the year the Nutcracker ballet debuted

A Special Postage Stamp For Labor Day, 1956

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian Since the invention of the first postage stamps in the United Kingdom in the 1840, an innovation adopted by the United States since 1847, a veritable gallery of art and history in

Ninety Years Ago: The Sesquicentennial Was Turning Point for Pennsauken

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian Sesquicentennial is not a word that comes up in every day conversation. Ninety years ago, however, it was the subject of much discussion and planning, especially in the Philadelphia area. In July,

April Marks Ninetieth Anniversary Of Nellie Bly Wreck In Pennsauken

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian Ninety years ago, the first of two fatal train wrecks occurred near the same curve of track at Derousse Ave. in Delair. While the toll of this earlier accident was much less

Skeletal Discoveries At Griffith Morgan House

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian Five years after Pennsauken Township was created, a macabre mystery was literally unearthed at our own historic Griffith Morgan House, situated in the community known then as Morris Station. Evanescent as a

The Father of Labor Day And His Pennsauken Monument

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian In Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken, N.J. there stand two monuments to Peter J. McGuire. The older of the two marks the resting place of the man and his family, but includes the

Reflection On A 20-Year Community Friendship With The Pennsauken Library

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian Unless you are a teenager, or not much past, 20 years doesn’t seem to be a very historic period of time looking back. On the other hand, yesterday’s news is already history.

The Beginning Of 50 Years Of Historical Work In Pennsauken

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian “Where I lie down worn out other men will stand, young and fresh. By the steps that I have cut they will climb; by the stairs that I have built they will

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