Wow did the White Horse Pike (off to the left there) look different in 1916.

So, I disappeared off the blog for about a month and a half there (Sorry!), which was partially due to helping my church get ready for…

Our 100th Birthday!

Due to a deficiency in my birth year, I missed the first 65 years of our time as a church, so I volunteered to go through the picture archives and scan hundreds and hundreds of pictures and to make a slide slow.  You know, for fun.


This is what fun looks like.  Look how happy those people are to have a pump!  Also, I really wish I knew the story behind this picture.

The payoff for you, my loyal readers, is that you didn’t have to put up with posts from me for six whole weeks.

Wait!  No!

The payoff is that I found a picture labeled as being from a church hike in 1920.  Sadly, the photo did not list where this hike took place.

I’m so taken with this picture that, from now on, we here at South Jersey Trails will only be hiking in period costumes from the 1920s.


I expect REI to be rolling out their retro hiking wear line in time for holidays as well.

Anyway, happy 100th Birthday to Ascension Lutheran Church of Haddon Heights!

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Just a man, his five small children, and the need to hike every single trail in South Jersey, maybe.
  • Carol Powell Larro
    April 25, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Really wonderful to find this site. I am trying to put together the church I was raised in, from an infant, thru my wedding. Do you have any more historical information about this church?

    • southjerseytrails
      April 25, 2021 at 9:27 pm

      Hi Carol. Ascension Lutheran in Haddon Heights? The church closed about three years ago after 101 years, but I have copies of the old photographs from the church records and some old newspaper clippings. The church still has a Facebook page that a lot of former members visit as well.

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