Category: Looking Back At History

We Were Where We Ate: Pennsauken Eateries Past

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian Restaurant and hospitality businesses have gone through as many evolutions over time as any other enterprises, suiting the needs of the historic communities they serve. Changes in transportation, communication, household technology and

New Book On Cooper River Overflows With History

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian A flowing river with its tributaries, turns, widenings, narrowings, its pools and its occasional shallows and rapids, is a frequent and apt metaphor for history. A new volume in the popular “Images

Celebrating The Welsh Heritage Of Pennsauken’s Griffith Morgan

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian It is often observed that America, settled by immigrants, is a nation composed of many nations. Even in its earliest days, this may have been truer of the colony of New Jersey

The Wright Brothers’ Airplane at Central Airport

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian The weather was favorable at Central Airport in Pennsauken on December 17, 1934, when an assorted group of men in technicians’ coveralls, civilians in long coats and fedoras, and cameramen with hand-cranked

Remembering Our Vets And A War That Began 75 Years Ago

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian 2014 has been a year of historic anniversaries, of local and global significance. This year, New Jersey attained the ripe age of 350. Pennsauken’s own “Jersey Joe” Walcott was born 100 years

A Historic Wedding With A Twist

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian Half a century ago in April 1964, a young couple was married at Temple Lutheran Church in Pennsauken. The ceremony, performed by Pastor George L. Garver, was not in itself unusual, drawing

Pennsauken Citizen-Historians Get Blast From The Past Through Time Capsules

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian As September is a month of new beginnings and refreshed ambitions, with a return from vacations and schools welcoming new classes, so does a new season of events begin at our historical

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