Burlington County History

Jim at Milepost 5-1

Having relocated to Burlington County, NJ, Jim has become aware of its rich heritage.

Research initially focused on the Mt. Holly, Lumberton and Medford Railroad.

Seen at right is the sole remaining milepost of that railroad, now relocated to a nearby historic venue, which Jim restored in the summer of 2018. It denoted five miles to Mt. Holly, and one mile to Medford.

Research  on the former Nike Missile Base in Lumberton has led to a recorded presentation, to be followed by a research article.

Wondering: Ely Hall
(Medford home of first President of Mt. Holly, Lumberton and Medford Railroad. Home built 1844.)

Lumberton NJ Train Station

Dr. Ely’s Legacy: The Mount Holly, Lumberton and Medford Railroad (Full Web Version)
How and why the railroad was built, its impact on the region.

Modified version of “Dr. Ely’s Legacy,”
published in Milepost, at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. October 2018, PDF.

An illustrated lecture on “Dr. Ely’s Legacy,” detailing the railroad’s history and impact, is available for presentation.

Lumberton Nike Missile Base Presentation.

Lumberton Nike Missile Base

This presentation was recorded in conjunction with the Lumberton Historical Society, as part of the Medford Leas Pathways at Home program. Research continues, which will result in a more detailed article.

Carranza Memorial

Charles Lindbergh and Emilio Carranza

Air pioneers, friends, and a New Jersey memorial to international brotherhood.

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