Gaslight News – September 2009

  • Fine Grounds of the Riverton Athletic Association
  • Law of Attraction: Works on the Nellie Bly Photo
  • Riverton Halloween Ghost Tour Returns
Grand Bicycle Meet, 1894-07-04, Philadelphia Inquirer, pg. 8
Grand Bicycle Meet, 1894-07-04, Philadelphia Inquirer, pg. 8

2/18/2014: The mention of A.A. Zimmerman in “The Fine Grounds of the Riverton Athletic Association” is an error.  Lately, I have been fact checking our material about the 1895 race and I believe Zimmerman was actually talking about another track, not Riverton’s. Several athletes and officials of the day did praise the Riverton track, but I can’t place Zimmerman any nearer to Riverton than Mt. Holly. Note the Philadelphia Inquirer clipping in which experts characterized the Riverton bicycle race track as ”the finest quarter-mile track in the country.” – JMc

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Gaslight News – November 2008

  • Author presents Colonial Burlington County Cookery, Thursday November 13th
  • T. J. Zurbrugg & The Philadelphia Watch Case Company: The decades old mystery of the Watchcase Clock Tower is solved
  • New Era printer’s stand and block type trays donated to our archives
  • PHS to host presentation on Meerwald ship

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Gaslight News – May 2008

  • Phonograph demo and presentation May 5th
  • Lloyd Carpenter Griscom “An American diplomat of the New Type”
  • Genealogy and Internet Searching: A Beginner’s Guide: Part Two (Dr. Alexander Marcy, Jr., wife MaryAnn Mecray Marcy)
  • If Walls Could Talk
  • McDermott’s Handy and Irish dancers get a hand from an appreciative crowd
  • Riverton reminisces

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