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Monday, September 26, 2016


lMany years ago, I acquired this incredibly fascinating aerial photo of my Bromley as seen by a pilot flying over Greenwood Cemetery and taking this incredibly clear photo. Then much to my delight, my Hamilton High Class of 1951 classmate Bob Shinkle (Dickinson Avenue) located fellow Bromleyites with the identifying labels I posted on the original photo. This is a huge map and only here will you be able to see the full photo. I have posted a "zoomed" image of the map on my Facebook pages. THANKS BOBBY! YOU'RE THE BEST!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This is a 4 page tabloid size insert that was in an April 1889 supplement to the old Daily True American. This is what the Hamilton Township Public Library's Local History Collection is all about. To many, this is boring and droll subject matter. To Me and others who are interested in the roots of the area, it is a true treasure. It is important to note that this graphic will not be too legible on Facebook. Scanning, tweaking, framing and digitizing this 4 page supplement required multiple scans due to the size of the page and the process was quite time consuming. However the content makes the time spent well worth while.

Thursday, September 08, 2016


Steinert High School, Nottingham High School and Junior high schools. What a change in the educational system of the Hamilton Township public school system occurred as the second half of the 20th century arrived.! With the once rural farm filled township now experiencing phenomenal growth and expansion, with the very rapid loss of the countless farms being sold and turned into housing developments, it became clear to the township officials that Hamilton High School and the neighborhood schools were no longer capable of accommodating the influx of new residents. Thus the construction of two "Junior" high schools noted in the above article which I have re-assembled from the original full page Trenton Times edition of August 23, 1961.

Friday, September 02, 2016


It would be a huge project for me to digitize the entire Mercer Country Bell Telephone Directory the cover of which is shown in the upper left of my graphic. However, the little and very classy town of Pennington, the town I visited so often to the Howe family during my years with the Kusers, left me with the unrequited desire to live there. I loved that town but unfortunately real estate in that area is reserved for the more affluent among us. In the meantime, I took the time to put together the pages  from the depression era N.J. Bell Telephone directory with the phone numbers of the residents during that time. I am posting this on Facebook, but the graphic will probably be illegible there due to the size limit on the size of graphics they allow. Enjoy!