SoJourn is our journal devoted to the history, culture, and geography of South Jersey. All issues are available.

Purchase copies at the Stockton Campus Center Bookstore, Second Time Books in Mt. Laurel, the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center gift shop, and Amazon. Price for standard editions is $18.00; expanded issues are $24. All proceeds support the publication of further South Jersey-related titles.

SoJourn is a collaborative effort. Local historians contribute the articles; Stockton students edit, design the layout, and set type; SJCHC oversees the publication.

Articles by Issue:

“Nash’s Cabin (Buck Run)” by Richard Watson, 7

“The Future of Transportation: The Bicycle Railway” by Dennis McDonald, 17

“Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary . . .” by Patricia A. Martinelli, 27

“Bipolar State: A Survey and Analysis of South Jersey’s Geographical and Cultural Borders” by Robert Lowe Barnett and Steve Chernoski, 33

“Immersion” by Kenneth Tompkins, 49

“Shinplasters: Economic Remnants of New Jersey’s Glass Industry” by Todd R. Sciore, 55

“The Burlington Town Plan: From Medieval to Modern” by Robert P. Thompson, 63

“Nature, Naturalists, and South Jersey” by Claude M. Epstein, 75

“Mary Ann and the Cranberry Farm, a Transformative Experience” by Alexis Demitroff, 89

“Kate Aylesford: Modernity and Place in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens” by Matthew G. Hatvany, 7

“Alfred and Muriel: The Story of the J. A. Sweeton House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey” by Brian Stolz as told by Jim Stanton, 19

“School Segregation in the Post-Civil War Era: Burlington County, New Jersey, 1865–1915” by Zachary T. Baer, 25

“Where Blackberries Grew: Margaret Mead in Hammonton” by Patricia Chappine and Mark Demitroff, 37

“A Day on the Bay with Waterman Phil Andersen” by Susan Allen, 45

“South Jersey Fruit Picking Tickets” by Richard Watson, 50

“From Butcher Knife to Scalpel: Four Generations of South Jersey Physicians” by Lisa E. Cox, Edward Hutton and Ruth Hutton-Williams, 63

“Manufacturing from Menhaden: A History in the Mullica Valley” by Kenneth W. Able, 75

“Carabajal, The Jew: A Legend of Monterey, Mexico” by Charles K. Landis, 83

“Reimagining a Remnant of the Past at Stockton” by James Pullaro and Paul W. Schopp, 100

“The First African American Excursion to Atlantic City” by Paul W. Schopp, 7

“Proving a Legend: A Submarine in the Rancocas Creek” by Alice Smith, 15

“Brevet Brigadier General Elias Wright: Surveyor Extraordinaire” by Elizabeth G. Carpenter, 23

“Mapping the Mullica Valley: Natural History Landscapes” by Kenneth W. Able, 33

“Off Course in a Raging Sea: Captain William M. Phillips and the Plight of the Schooner Benjamin E. Valentine” by Paul W. Schopp with Anthony Ficcaglia, 45

“Haul Away, Boys!” 53

“Jerseyisms” by Francis E. Lee, 59

“The Rebirth of Buzby’s Chatsworth General Store” by R. Marilyn Schmidt, 68

“The Publications of R. Marilyn Schmidt,” 78

“The Endicott-Reardon Family Museum” by Rebecca Muller, 81

“Anecdotes and Memoirs of William Boen,” 85

“The Coia Map Project” by James Pullaro and Paul W. Schopp, 94

“Made in Nesco: The Inter-Generational Project of Place-Making” by Mary Jo Kietzman, 7

“Le Balloonist” by Hal Taylor, 23

“Elizabeth C. White’s Garden” by Albertine Senske, 28

“Pocahontas on the Delaware: The Intersection of History and Legend in the Historiography of New Jersey” by John W. Lawrence, 39

“Calico or Dobbin’s Bog” by Rich Watson, 53

“Plagues and Public Policy: How South Jersey Cleaned Up Its Act” by Claude Epstein, 69

“Stockton University Welcomes Heather Perez: Special Collections Librarian and Archivist” by Amy Krieger, 83

“Ghost Forests in the Mullica Valley: Indicators of Sea-Level Rise” by Kenneth W. Able, Jennifer Walker, and Benjamin P. Horton, 87

“A February Freshet & Breach in the Bank” by Dallas Lore Sharp, 97

“Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet” by Zachary T. Baer and PaulW. Schopp, 7

“The Battle of Iron Works Hill” by Salvatore D. Gabriele, 17

“Knight at Egg Harbor” by J. Anthony Harness, 31

“Forgotten Victories” by Jeffery M. Dorwart, 41

“Research into the Battle of Gloucester” by Garry Wheeler Stone, Paul W. Schopp, and Jason R. Wickertsty, 55

“The Battle of the Kegs” by Francis Hopkinson, 74

“Should New Jersey Be Considered the Crossroads of the American Revolution?” by Zachary T. Baer, 77

“When Mad Anthony Came to South Jersey” by Claude M. Epstein, 81

“The Lord’s Orders” by J. Anthony Harness, 95

“Born a Peacemaker, Became a Patriot: 1st Lieutenant Jeremiah Leeds” by Norman Reeves Goos, 107

“Notice is Hereby Given: Extracts from Colonial Newspapers,” 120

“South Jersey’s Revolutionary Battles, Skirmishes, and Future Research,” 127

“Cedar Bridge Tavern,” 137

“The Atlantic County Veterans Museum,” by Jackson Glassey, 141

“The Southern Pine Barrens: An Ethnic Archipelago” by Elizabeth Marsh, Mark Demitroff, and Paul W. Schopp, 7

“Unexpected Wildlife Refuge: Haven for South Jersey Wildlife” by Nedim C. Buyukmihci, 26

“The Sphinx Woman” by Patricia A. Martinelli, 33

“Horseshoe Crabs: Ancient Migrators” by Kenneth W. Able, Thomas M. Grothues, and Paola López-Duarte, 39

“All Aboard for Amatol, New Jersey” by Daniel J. Dinnebeil, 45

“Unlikely Farmers: Tokens of the Allivine Canning Company” by Todd R. Sciore, 55

“The Newton Union Burial Ground: The Site of Camden County’s Origin and The Resting Place of Its Earliest Pioneers” by Robert Shinn, Andrew Levecchia, and Sandra White Grear, 63

“A Century Later: The Spanish Flu in New Jersey” by Brendan Honick, 85

“The Youthful Emigrant: A True Story of the Early Settlement of New Jersey” by Lydia Maria Child, 87

“The Compendium of New Jersey’s Crossroads in Folk Music” by Jackson Glassey, 95

“The Bayshore Center: A Unique Maritime Experience on the Delaware Bay” by Jessica English, 99 

“The Great Island Lying Before Shackamaxon: Petty Island, Lenape-Colonist Relations, and Provincial Rivalries, 1678-1701" by Robert A. Shinn and Jean R. Soderlund, 7

“Captain Wilson & the Walt Whitman Bridge," by Samantha Wyld and Tom Kinsella, 25

“Gary Giberson Talks about Cedar" by Gary Giberson, 30

“Railroads and Forest Fires" by Horace A. Somes Jr. and Paul W. Schopp, 45

“Map of the Skirmish or Battle of Iron Works Hill" by Adam E. Zielinski, 55

“Journal of Thomas Hopkins of the Friendship Salt Works, New Jersey, 1780" 59

“The New Old Cedar Bridge Tavern" by Jessica Camberlain, 71

“A Window to the Past: Waretown's Glass Negative Postcard Set“ by Adele R. Shaw, 74

"Who Was Alick Merriman? A South Jersey Real Photo Postcard Photographer" by Paul W. Schopp, 95

“Shirley Burd Whealton, In Memoriam" by Peter H. Stemmmer, 99

SoJourn 4.2 Winter 2019/20 was unavoidably delayed by Covid, then passed over altogether. Sorry.

“History and Ecology of Salt Marsh Ditches in the Mullica Valley” by Kenneth W. Able, 7

“The Kennedy Farm” by Raymond Dudo, 18

“A Bay-Side Outing” by Charles C. Abbott, 29

“Recherché Days on the Rancocas: the Bon-Air Club” by Zachary T. Baer and Paul W. Schopp, 33

“Forgotten Flier of the Pines: The Last Flight of Major William F. Dimas” by John Gregg, 47

“The McNeal Mansion” by Richard Lewis, 53

“History of the McNeal Mansion” by Paul W. Schopp, 57

“Maurice River Memories: Introduction, Summertime 1937, and Tidewater,” by Joseph S. Reeves, 65

“Aspirational News: The Woman’s Edition of the Daily Pioneer and the Presbyterian Improvement Society in Bridgeton, New Jersey, 1898” by Brittney Ingersoll, 77

“Field Diary of Vernon Bailey: Amatol, New Jersey, May 21, 1919” by Vernon O. Bailey, 87

“Afterword to The Kidnapped and The Ransomed: The Still Brothers Trilogy is Complete” by Paul W. Schopp, 91

“Augustine Herrman and the Mapping of Southern New Jersey” by John W. Lawrence, 7

“Trials and Hardships of Immigrants” by Louis Mounier, 17

“Sea Breeze, New Jersey: A Landscape History” by Samuel Avery-Quinn, 21

“Maurice River Fire Deals Serious Damage to Oyster Houses,” images from the Mickey Smith Collection; text by Louis Burgess, 37

“The Forgotten South Jersey Author: Stories of the Pine Barrens” by F. James Bergmann, 43

“The Unnatural History of South Jersey Lagoons” by Kenneth W. Able, 49

“Warbirds Over the Pinelands” by Horace Somes Jr., 55

“Selections from the Noyes Decoy Collection” by Gary Giberson, 67

“Maurice River Memories: Driftwood and Start of the Season” by Joseph S. Reeves, 88

“South Jersey Horse Rescue” by Amanda Clark and Sarahjane Hehre, 98

“Careers in Camerawork: Six Photographers of Camden, New Jersey, 1860–1910” by Gary D. Saretzky, 7

“ ‘Big Saturday’ in the Pines: The Burlington Gazette, Friday, August 1, 1845” by Edmund Morris, 27

“The Skinny on the Privy: Investigation of the Shipman Mansion Privy” by John W. Lawrence, 33

“The Artist and the Lighthouse” by Hal Taylor, 47

“Jarrad, Last of the Pineys” by George Agnew Chamberlain, 51
“George E. Weber: Burlington County’s Greatest Athlete” by Dennis McDonald, 61

“South Jersey Scout Hero” by Erik L. Burro, 69

“Maurice River Memories: ‘Quackam’s Beach’ and ‘Relatives’ ” by Joseph S. Reeves Jr., 75

“In Memoriam Mark Maxwell” by Dennis Niceler & Friends, 81

“The Sum of its Parts: The Making of Port Republic” by Paul W. Schopp, 83

A thematic issue, discussing the coastal and riverside ways of life of South Jersey. 50% larger than a standard issue.

“Against All Odds: The Judge’s Shack at Island Beach State Park” by Bill Bolger 7

“Red Knots & Horseshoe Crabs” by Susan Allen, 19

“Rails to Brigantine” by Norm Goos, 34

“Crossing the Salt Marshes in South Jersey: Remembering the Railroads” by Kenneth W. Able and Paul W. Schopp, 52

“A Curious Case of Survival: History of the Red Dragon Canoe Club” by John Lawrence, 71

“The Fabled Settlement of Fish House and the Tammany Pea Shore Fishing Company” by Paul W. Schopp, 81

“Ocean City’s Oldest Surviving Church Structure” by Loretta Thompson Harris, 95

“Scullers, Decoy Carvers, and River Rats on the Delaware River: The Watermen of Delanco, New Jersey” by Alice M. Smith, 106

“The Great War and the Jersey Shore: The U-151’s Gamble Hits Atlantic City” by Zachary Baer, 124

“Railbirding and Rice on the Wading River: Recollections, Anecdotes, and Natural History” by Horace Somes Jr., Stephen Eichinger, and Peter H. Stemmer, 138

“Maurice River Memories: ‘Night & Day’ and ‘Hip Boots’ ” by Joseph Reeve, 159

“Amelia and the Other George” by F. James Bergmann, 7

“Last Line of Defense: The Lumberton Nike Missile Base” by Jim Alexander, 14

“Mullica Valley Ports and Landings: Past and Planned” by Kenneth W. Able and Horace A. Somes Jr., 31

“The Little Indian Day Camp: ‘A Woodland Experience’ ” by Stephen C. Fiedler, 40

“The Cuts in the Mullica River: From Oyster Plantations to Thoroughfares for Transportation” by Kenneth W. Able, 63

“The Bucto Wildfi re: 1930—New Gretna to Little Egg Harbor” by Horace A. Somes Jr., 68

“Maurice River Memories: The Garden of Eden, Fisherman’s Luck, and Last Time on the River” by Joseph S. Reeves, 79

“A Vincentown Wedding: The Marriage Book of Francis Bazley Lee and Sara Stretch Eayre” by Paulie Wenger, 93

“The Hurley House” by William J. Lewis, 103

“Herb Misner: Snapper Trapper” by Dennis McDonald, 108

“Samuel C. Chester: Southern New Jersey Photographer” by Gary D. Saretzky, 129

“The Cape May Lighthouse: A Sight of New Jersey” by Amanda Sciandra, 150

“A Visit to the NASW Museum” by Cory Krause, 155

“Absecon Club” by Paul W. Schopp, 160

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