"Patricia Martinelli leads the reader on a fascinating foray into New Jersey's past in well-ordered, concise descriptions of towns whose fortunes rose and fell with the tides of time. Some restored, most abandoned, the settlements were the products of individuals and enterprises ranging from mariners to miners, agriculturalists to industrialists, religious zealots to social reformers. These ghost towns will eternally haunt the history of the Garden State through Martinelli's research and writing." --Charles J. Adams III, Author of Atlantic County Ghost Stories and Cape May Ghost Stories
Explores settlements and towns that have been deserted, transformed into tourist attractions, or have less than 200 residents and are mere shadows of their former selves
History of each site and what remains today
Covers the entire state, from the iron ore towns that once stood in the north to the remnants of glassmaking villages in the south
Includes America's first Indian reservation in the eighteenth century and utopian communities, such as Fellowship Farm, Raritan Bay Union, and North American Phalanx
By author: Patricia A. Martinelli
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.25"