South Jersey is perhaps best known for its beachside boardwalks, glitzy Atlantic City hotels and blueberry farms, but behind these iconic symbols are the overlooked tales that are unique to New Jersey. While much of Harriet Tubman's life is well known, her time in Cape May is usually overlooked by biographers. Few know that the classic American drive-in movie theaters were born in South Jersey. Even the famous Wildwood, with its distinctive Doo-Wop architecture, hides forgotten stories: at the height of its popularity, this shore town was hosting some of the country's first rock-and-roll acts. Often overshadowed by its more urban northern counterpart, South Jersey nonetheless has a hidden past. In this collection, author Gordon Bond uncovers the most intriguing of these tales.
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Gordon Bond is the founder of Garden State Legacy, a magazine on New Jersey history and preservation. He was given an Award of Recognition from the New Jersey Historical Commission, was guest curator of an exhibition on the history of medicine in New Jersey at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, and at the Cornelius Low House on the history of printing in New Jersey.
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