Penns Grove and Carneys Point


Penns Grove and Carneys Point offers a rare glimpse back at life along the Delaware River. With some 200 postcards from the past, this book reveals the history of Penns Grove and Carneys Point. Once, the river teemed with shad and sturgeon; fishing, canning, and shipping thrived here; Penns Grove became known as “the Caviar Capital of the World.” Tourists and visitors arrived–among them march king John Philip Sousa, sharpshooter Annie Oakley, actor W. C. Fields, and gangster Al Capone. After wartime demands brought workers to the DuPont Powder Plant in Carneys Point, the riverside resort became hometown to thousands. All the while, visitors and townsfolk alike shared their experiences on delightful postcards.

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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 6.5 × 0.3 × 9.2 in