Pemberton Through Time

Author(s): Marie Reynolds 

ISBN: 9781635000009
Sale
-40%
£8.99 £14.99
In The Heart of The Pine Barrens, Pemberton Township and Pemberton Borough have been intricately linked throughout time. Both towns owe their beginnings to the grist and saw mill industries supported by the excellent natural resources of the area. They owe their longevity to the determination of the founding fathers and their descendants...
Trust Badge
In The Heart of The Pine Barrens, Pemberton Township and Pemberton Borough have been intricately linked throughout time.

Both towns owe their beginnings to the grist and saw mill industries supported by the excellent natural resources of the area. They owe their longevity to the determination of the founding fathers and their descendants.

As early as the 1820s, company towns had formed around the Pembertons' first mills and both communities were self-sufficient with stores, churches, schools and skilled craftsmen. When steam plants in larger communities replaced water-powered mills, the Pembertons turned to service industries.

Grand hotels were marketed to the wealthy for the healing power of surrounding cedar water lakes and fresh pine air in the township. The borough shed its company town beginnings in lining the main street with shops and services.

Blueberry and cranberry farming replaced pig iron smelting and the creeks and lakes wending through both towns were retired from wheel turning to become leisurely retreats.

BOOK ISBN 9781635000009
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 96 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 March 2015
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 92 black-and-white and 92 colour photographs

 

 






 

Marie Reynolds