Grant Street


Grant Street was named after Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War hero and 18th President of the United States.


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    Grant Street was named after Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War hero and 18th President of the United States.

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    Camden Courier-Post – July 31, 1991 Camden Fire Called Suspicious By MAURICE TAMMAN CAMDEN — At least 12 people were forced from their homes after a three-alarm fire damaged six row houses in the 700 block of Grant Street Tuesday. Battalion No. 1 Fire Chief Joseph Gfrorer said the fire began in a vacant row-home…

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    Camden Courier-Post – December 30, 1955 Thirteen new firemen were sworn in today by Safety Director E. George Aaron in ceremonies at City Hall. Beginning Sunday they will start a 90-day probatinoary period, during which they will receive instruction at the fire training school, 9th and Morgan sts. All are war veterans and all are…

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