TOWNSHIP OF HAMILTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Our annual yearbook for 2019 is published and available. This 25th anniversary edition tells three stories of how something was and how it is now. Founding member Dottie Kinsley bequeathed her genealogy research collection to the society; the yearbook presents that of several generations of the Estell family. A special bonus is an index of the contents of all previous yearbooks. If you're looking for a certain article or photo, you'll know where to find it.
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Normally published annually, the combined 2017-2018 Yearbook has resulted from the loss of Dottie Kinsey, editor and publisher, who spearheaded its content and
production every year. Her illness and untimely death left a vacancy not easily filled.
This volume is dedicated to her memory.
Titled Unlocking the Past, the 50-page edition features a collection of always
anticipated genealogical material plus informative articles on topics of historical
Five generations of the Smallwood family are chronicled and an update adds to the
Ripley family tree featured in the 2016 Yearbook.
The past is brought into the present with articles on the Atlantic City Race Course
and the development of the Reliance Fire Company from the original Hope Fire
Company. Who Ya Gonna’ Call relates the interest of the White Raven Paranormal
Society following its participation in the 2018 Ghost Walk.
Photo montages give early views of -Main Street, Mill Street, Egg Harbor, and Lake
2017 and 2018 officers and board members are listed as well as current members.
A page honors recipients of our annual education award which encourages early
interest in history.
Look for the 2019 Yearbook early in 2020.
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Industrialist and early settler George May operated a dock along the Great Egg Harbor River in what later became Mays Landing in the Township of Hamilton.
The May family, along with families with names such as Pennington, Gaskill, Wheaton, Clark, and others, developed industry and commerce along the river, encouraging settlement and eventually developing a town. The Township of Hamilton was established on February 5, 1813, organized from lands once a part of Great Egg Harbor and Weymouth Townships in Gloucester County. In 1837, the still relatively new township became county seat of Atlantic County, formed the same year.
The years that followed are beautifully detailed in Township of Hamilton. These rare vintage photographs make it possible to visit the township in its early days, to stroll into E.C. Bartha's store, or to get a haircut and even a cigar at Underhill's. The kilns at the brickyards are hot and production at the many shipyard's has picked up again in this exceptional history. The faces of our ancestors and early neighbors appear at places such as Gaskill Park, the Little Red School House, and at many other scenes throughout the Township of Hamilton.
Township of Hamilton Historical Society has compiled this work in order to share the unique story of its hometown. The society is proud to offer this tribute to past and present residents and visitors of the township.
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By the Breath of Their People and its intertwined narratives-the stories of Jeff Phillips and Walks Alone, a Native American whose people lived among the Delaware River long before European settlers arrived-weave a tapestry of adventure, hope, and longing. As their worlds expand to include people from other cultures and walks of life, will either man find the destiny he believes to be his?
Masterfully moving between the past and the present, Gil Beans storytelling offers readers glimpses into worlds we may never know. From the peaceful bluffs above the river to the organized chaos of an unusual museum, we are swept along on a ride that we hope will not soon end.