Tag Archives: John McCormick

If it’s baseball, it must be Spring…or is it the other way around?

It seems for as long as anyone remembers, and farther back than that, Riverton has loved its baseball. Pages here and in the Gaslight News have detailed Riverton’s rich baseball tradition which dates to the last quarter of the nineteenth century, and … Continue reading

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Riverton’s one-man Polar Bear Club was a world class swimmer

Ice boats, an ice auto, and Riverton’s own One-Man Polar Bear Club sure must have made life on the Delaware interesting in February 1920. Charles Durborow, Distance Swimmer Plunges Into Icy Waters To Keep In Trim Date 1918-02-17 Oregonian Keating Kodak ad, … Continue reading

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An afternoon tea fit for Lords and Ladies of Highclere Castle

Some South Jersey Downton Abbey devotees held on to their Season Four Finale buzz a while longer as they enjoyed afternoon tea themed to the famous British television drama series at The New Leaf in Riverton, NJ. Proprietor Mrs. Phyllis Rodgers and … Continue reading

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Proposed ride recreates an 1895 NYC-Riverton bicycle race

Cedar Street 2-15-2014 With snow on the ground in Riverton for going on a month now, the humid heat of a Jersey summer seems a long way off, but plans are afoot now to shape the first weekend of June into a … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself as Ice Jams the Delaware River

As last night’s (Jan. 9) Action News segment explains, the sight of recent ice jams on the Delaware brought out spectators with cameras to record the “once in a lifetime” event. However, for our friend William Hall this makes at least twice, … Continue reading

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Civil War muster sheets and diaries lend new insight to War’s local impact

You ARE in the right place, but our friend Will Valentino of the Palmyra Historical and Cultural Society asked that we remind you of this upcoming presentation. Local history buffs, genealogists, family tree makers, and Civil War fans will not want to … Continue reading

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Riverton’s variant of global warming and a Fire Co. History Mystery

Winter officially arrived December 21 at 12:11 p.m., but it felt more like spring with temps in the upper 60s and 70+ forecast for the next day. I snapped this while finishing some Christmas shopping. No distracted driver here – … Continue reading

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Our Museum for a Day came and went

The reason for the recent inactivity here on the website is that we have prepared for our display of artifacts that we call our Museum for a Day at the New Leaf Tea Room in cooperation with the Riverton Free … Continue reading

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Committee’s efforts add another page to Betty Hahle’s “History of Our War Memorial”

The Honor Guard from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3020 provided a prayer, a wreath, and a rifle salute to help Riverton show veterans that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in their lives to keep our country free. The … Continue reading

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Gingersnaps recipe and two milestone photos from a lifelong Riverton fan

Mrs. Elsie Waters on right; Mrs. Susan Dechnik on left; fast disappearing cookies on table In the summary for the last HSR meeting held at Riverton School in October I mentioned the scrumptious homemade gingersnaps that HSR Board member Mrs. Elsie Waters … Continue reading

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