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May 3, 2021

Steelmantown Cemetery Green Burial Preserve – Woodbine, NJ

Steelmantown Cemetery Green Burial Preserve – Woodbine, Cape May County, NJ Distance – about a mile total.  Tie in trail to Belleplain State Forest to extend your hike! Type – Loop Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Steelman Cemetery Company Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods and wetlands Surface – Mossy!

Trailheads – 39°16’5.73″N, 74°48’12.05″W

Directions – Steelmantown Road near the intersection with Woodbine Road (Rt 557) in Woodbine, NJ

Parking – Roadside Parking

Dog friendly? No Stroller friendly? No Benches? A few? Facilities?: None

Rules – Usual [...]

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February 1, 2019

Visiting Henry Charlton Beck – Harleigh Cemetery – Camden, NJ

Grave of Henry Charlton Beck Harleigh Cemetery 1640 Haddon Ave Camden, NJ 08103 GPS Coordinates – 39°55’27.20″N,  75° 5’19.56″W

It started with a slow news day…

“…the foreman of a newspaper composing-room, always ready with ideas for making busy people busier, proposed that an honest effort should be made to locate the town still indicated on maps of New Jersey by the mysterious name of Ong’s Hat,” (Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey, 1936)

Henry Charlton Beck, a reporter for the Camden Courier-Post, was the one sent out in an old car down suspect roads with a photographer who could also [...]

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