Author Archives: John McCormick

Riverton fire engines past and present

As Riverton’s recent July Fourth Parade attests, it’s not a parade without the fire engines and the fire fighters. The purpose of this post is to consolidate some information and images from past posts on this subject. Former Mayor Bruce … Continue reading

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The HSR sends a heartfelt Thank-You to Carlos Rogers

HSR President Phyllis Rodgers and newsletter editor John McCormick verrry gratefully accepted a check this afternoon on behalf of the Society from Carlos Rogers, creator of the Historic Riverton Criterium  – our biggest contribution ever! This evening, Phyllis messaged her fellow … Continue reading

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Indexing Makes Genealogy Records Searchable Online

FamilySearch, the genealogy research part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a wonderful, free resource for those who are looking for family tree documents.  I have used the site and found information not otherwise available, … Continue reading

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Dig this

With the all those backyards, the former grounds of Dreer’s Nursery, and the banks of the Pompeston Creek and Delaware River at Riverton’s doorstep, an afternoon spent digging often yields treasures of all sorts – Indian arrowheads, milk and patent medicine bottles, flower pots, … Continue reading

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Summertime evokes memories of Burlco’s Camp Lenape

BURLINGTON COUNTY BOY SCOUTS: CAMP LENAPE – 1943 to 1988 By Harlan B. Radford, Jr. The passage of time has not diminished my memories of the now-gone Boy Scout camp known as Camp Lenape in the Pinelands of Medford Township, … Continue reading

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Summer solstice brings temps in the 90s as Riverton looks to the Fourth

In just two weeks, months of planning, prep, and fundraising by the tireless volunteers of the Riverton July 4th Committee will culminate with the arrival of the 119th Children’s Parade. Part summer picnic, part homecoming, part testimony to patriotic pride, … Continue reading

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With a little help from a lot of friends

Tethered to my workplace until 5PM that day I knew I would be unable to catch the arrival of the HRCentury riders, so I appealed to the Universe and it delivered in the form of this great pic of HRCentury creator … Continue reading

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Late to the party again…

Bike Event Peeps: Be advised I have to work until 5pm today so I will not be there for the arrival of Century riders or the Community Ride. I expect to make it to the Orange Blossom dinner. Pulleeeze… can … Continue reading

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This is happening

The latest Historic Riverton Century update from Rob Gusky: Registrations: 16 – 100 mile Century riders 5 – 30 mile riders from Bordentown 81 – Community Ride participants 30 – Orange Blossom Dinner attendees

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