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A fascinating tour of many of the forgotten industrial towns that once thrived in the Pine Barrens, which some say contain more ghost towns than the entire America west. The group will learn about the unique places and villages that rose up around the iron furnaces, glass factories, paper mills, cranberry farms and brick-making establishments of the 18th, 19th and early 20th century. Many of these old towns will be explored on foot as we search for the remnants of villages that once turned the raw materials of the region into products needed by a new nation. Tour is led by

Barbara Solem, a popular Pine Barrens speaker and author of Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, The Forks: A Brief History of the Area, and Batsto Village: Jewel of the Pines.


1005 Atsion Road Shamong, NJ 08088