• Milton Street

    Milton Street

    Byron Street, Burns Street, and Milton Street in North Camden have an intertwined history that traces back to the late 19th century. According to the 1890-1891 directory, only a few homes existed on Milton Street, indicating that development started at the ends of Byron Street and gradually filled in. Byron Street appears to have been…

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  • Garrett Cowls

    Garrett Cowls

    Garrett Cowls was born in Camden on August 1, 1850, to William and Mary Cowls. His father worked for the railroad. Although Garret Cowls was too young to take part in the Civil War, he did serve in the United States Army during the Indian Wars. There are indications that he also returned to the…

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  • Pyne Point Park – Tracking History

    Pyne Point Park – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor If you grew up in North Camden then you had to remember Pyne Point Park. They were synonymous. For many living in that part of the city it was a great escape, especially during the warm summer months. Many spent hours there swimming or playing baseball. This piece…

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  • State Street

    State Street

    State Street, established in 1856, stretches from the Delaware River to Cooper’s Creek (now known as the Cooper River) in North Camden. Before its construction, farmers and residents in the eastern and northern lands near the Delaware had to travel long distances to reach markets on Vine Street and the ferry across the river, as…

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  • Old Cooper Street

    Old Cooper Street

    Reprinted from the series of stories of Camden’s earlier days, under the title Sixty Years in Camden County – Gosh! by Will Paul, appearing in The Community news, of Merchantville, NJ. In an earlier chapter I suggested that a young writer seeking a subject for a story could take any Camden street that leads to…

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  • Charles G. Berry

    Charles G. Berry

    In the directories of Camden City from 1887-1888, 1888-1889, and 1890-1891, Charles G. Berry is listed as a resident of 226 Point Street, working as a shoemaker in Philadelphia. It appears that he received an appointment to the Camden Fire Department in 1890 and was assigned to Engine Company 4, being one of its original…

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