Tag: Central Airport

  • Central Airport and Airport Circle

    Central Airport and Airport Circle

    If you have heard “but where’s the airport?” while traveling to or from Philadelphia…; or more recently, “Where’s the circle?” There once was an airport there… the main airport serving the Delaware Valley, as a matter of fact! There was a circle as well, though it’s not as obvious when looking at it today. The…

  • Walkathon at Central Airport

    W.E. Tebbets’ 1933 Walkathon Walkathons and Dance Marathons became popular during the Depression years. Promoter W.E. Tebbets set up many of these events all over the country, bringing his own bands and entertainers along to the event. After a successful walkathon at Atlantic City in 1932, Tebbets arranged for a similar contest to be held…

  • Admiral Wilson Boulevard

    Admiral Wilson Boulevard

    Admiral Wilson Boulevard, colloquially known as US Route 30, holds a rich history and a complex reputation in South Jersey. Spanning from the foot of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge to the Airport Circle, this thoroughfare has been both famous and infamous at different periods. The boulevard is named after Admiral Henry Braid Wilson Jr., a…

  • Crescent Boulevard

    CRESCENT BOULEVARD is the street name assigned to US Route 130, which passes through Camden at four points, one in East Camden, one just south of the Cooper River, the third from south of the railroad tracks to a point opposite Grant Avenue in Haddon Township, and the fourth from Mount Ephraim Avenue to Newton…

  • Aerial Images of Camden, NJ

    Aerial Images of Camden, NJ

    Over the years many aerial photographs have been taken of Camden. Many were taken for commercial purposes, while others, specifically those taken by Camden Fire Department photographer Bob Bartosz, were made simply for the purpose of chronicling changes occurring in the city. Still others were taken from fixed elevation such as City Hall, by Bob…

  • My Camden Heritage

    By Dr. Samuel Zuckerman As published in the Jewish Community Voice, January 5, 2005. I am sitting in my den and close my eyes, I see the city as it was in my youth and recall the many people that crossed my path. I was eligible to go to Kaighns School but my parents didn’t…

  • 43 South Jersey Children See Mrs. Roosevelt at Airport Here

    43 South Jersey Children See Mrs. Roosevelt at Airport Here

    Camden Courier-Post – Feburary 12, 1938 First Lady Boards Plane After Philadelphia Speech As Mt. Holly Pupils on Inspection Tour Greet Her; Chats with Teachers Forty-three Mt. Holly school children got an unexpected thrill yesterday when they arrived for an inspection tour of Central Airport just before the First Lady of the nation enplaned for…

  • 11 Air Passengers Get Landing Thrill

    Camden Courier-Post – February 11, 1938 Tail Wheel of Plane Collapses at Central Airport; Nobody Injured Eleven passengers on a Transcontinental and Western Air Transport plane got an unexpected thrill at the end of their air journey, when the “tail wheel” collapsed during the landing at Central Airport. Neither the passengers nor the crew of…

  • 4 Hurt as Auto Strikes Pole Strewing Live Wires on Road

    Camden Courier-Post – Feburary 4, 1938 Four persons in a small coupe were injured last night when the machine crashed into a pole at Seventeenth Street and Admiral Wilson Boulevard during a dense fog. The car broke off a telephone pole at the base, strewing live wires on the highway. Traffic was detoured until the…

  • Ex-Policeman Who Turned Bandit Jailed 18 Months for $70 Holdup

    Ex-Policeman Who Turned Bandit Jailed 18 Months for $70 Holdup

    Camden Courier-Post – August 16, 1933 DESERTER OF CHILD MUST SHUN WOMEN TO KEEP FROM CELL 10 Lawbreakers Imprisoned Out of 12 Arraigned Before Judge Shay ALIBI FAILS GUN TOTER Five state prison sentences, four “light” terms in the county jail, a fine, a suspension of sentence and a sending of a youth to reform…

  • Nellie Tayloe Ross Visits Camden by Air

    Camden Courier-Post – June 29, 1933 Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, director of the U. S. Mint and former governor of Wyoming, arrived by plane at Central Airport at 11:25 a. m. yesterday and proceeded by motor to tile Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, Philadelphia, for dinner. The plane, one of the fleet of the Eastern Air Transport line,…

  • New ‘Plane Ride’ Thrills Camdenites

    New ‘Plane Ride’ Thrills Camdenites

    Camden Courier-Post – June 24, 1933 ‘Aeroplaning’ Enables Passenger to Do Stunts With One Foot on Ground The newest thrill in South Jersey is aero-planing! Hundreds are learning for the first time on the field opposite Central Airport just what it feels like to be an aviator – without leaving the ground. That’s what the…

  • Lindsay Stops Here on Hop to Boston

    Camden Courier-Post – June 22, 1933 British Envoy Denies Any Plan to Confer with F. R. on Coast Sir Ronald Lindsay, British ambassador to the United States, denied while in Camden yesterday afternoon that he had any plan to confer with President Roosevelt at some point along the New England coast. Sir Ronald, flying from…

  • Walkathon Ends; Prize Ball Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – June 20, 1933 Joe Welsh and Helen Stevens Win $1000; Set Record for East Joe Welsh, of Camden, and Helen Stevens, of Philadelphia, last night won the Walkathon contest which has been in progress at Central Airport for 3175 continuous hours, setting up a new record for the East. When Bobby Watson,…

  • Mrs. Roosevelt in Camden, Denies Son Has No. 2 Picked

    Camden Courier-Post – June 10, 1933 First Lady, Changing Planes Here, Says All Kinds of Reports About Elliott May Now Be Expected Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt was a visitor for a second time yesterday at Central Airport, on her return plane trip to Washington after visiting her son, Elliott, on the west coast. The nation’s…