Tag Archives: John McCormick

Will the Floyd L. Moreland Dentzel/Looff Carousel come home to Burlington?

Following up on the Seaside Heights Carousel post from last week, my friend Paul Schopp forwards this undated image of that same attraction in an earlier incarnation when it started delighting riders in 1901, at Burlington Island, at the Island Beach Amusement … Continue reading

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Don’t try this these stunts today, kids.

As Labor day approached in late August 1920, Riverton’s hometown weekly gazette, The New Era, reported, “It is astonishing the great number of children from 12 to 14 years of age who have swam across the river and back. At … Continue reading

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Read the history that inspired this summer’s cycling events

The cyclists who took part in The Historic Riverton Century 100+ mile New York to Riverton bike ride on June 7 have moved on, but the memories remain here and a tangible dividend resulted for the town – the installation of a permanent historic … Continue reading

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Boardwalk Empire scenes and old postcards recall shore visits

You know you’re from New Jersey if you recognize the unusual structure in the distance of this scene from an episode of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. A New York Times piece entitled The Atlantic City the Boardwalk Emperor Knew outlines some of the familiar … Continue reading

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Auction Wins and Losses

You win some… well, you know how it goes. Here’s a real photo postcard (RPPC) that got away on an online auction. It shows the New Leaf Tea Room in a previous incarnation as a drug store. This non-watermarked eBay … Continue reading

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Those Wildwood Days – 1960s Style

A friend recently showed me some 1960s-era postcards he bought from a boardwalk vendor just a few years ago. Excited to see reminders of his childhood Wildwood Days, Jack bought up all eight of the old chrome postcards the seller had. The … Continue reading

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Arthur not welcome here on the Fourth

Who invited this guy Arthur to Riverton’s Fourth? Everyone else is welcome to come, but send him on his way. Arthur, of course, is the tropical storm that threatens to be a party spoiler, depending on the track it takes as … Continue reading

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Historic Riverton Century Riders Arrive

A small but spirited crowd welcomed the police escorted cyclists as they arrived about 7:29 p.m., almost two hours behind their scheduled appearance here because of flat tires and broken spokes. More details in a later post, but for now, all … Continue reading

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Make some noise Saturday and welcome the riders

Here are the event details Rob Gusky posted on eventbrite.com about the Historic Riverton Century bike ride, scheduled for this Saturday, and the historic marker dedication, slated for the next day. Although no gold medals await the finishers of this recreational ride … Continue reading

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Be here this weekend for two cycling events and a historic marker dedication

Rob Gusky has given frequent updates on his Facebook page about the Historic Riverton Century ride he organized. Like the original 1895 cycling event, this one originates from New York City and ends here in Riverton. But the landscape has changed … Continue reading

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