MT. PLEASANT, S.C.
- May 24, 2013
-- Located between Philadelphia and Trenton, Willingboro has a three-hundred-
year history of forward thinking. Founded in 1688 by Thomas Olive, a Quaker who left England seeking religious freedom, Willingboro evolved from an agricultural community longing to rid itself of British rule to a suburb unique in the United States. Using many vintage photographs and historical documents, Willingboro chronicles the rich lives and experiences of its residents, including William Franklin, the last royal governor of New Jersey, and track star Carl Lewis. Willingboro gained international attention for its groundbreaking design, campaign visits from John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, lakefront resort created through the construction of the Philadelphia subway system, and renowned jazz festival.
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100 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel NJ 08054
When: Saturday, June 1st, 2013; 12:00 —3:00 p.m.
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by Josh Bernstein
Images of America Series
Published: September 23, 2002