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Old 02-09-2010, 11:06 AM   #136
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Directly to the left of Thomas Paine (to his right) is this nice yard.


Which belongs to this house.


Bordentown has done a good job of keeping its colonial feel.
Every time I have ridden through it is has been quiet and peaceful.
I guess that is why I took these pictures, as it reminds me of this city which has a lot of its own great history.
More to be shared on that in the future.

Thomas Paine lived near hear according to one of the articles in the previous post, but not exactly at this spot.

At the end of this street behind the statue is this plaque.


You can see the above monument and the fence below in the third picture of my Thomas Paine's statue post.

This ornate fence overlooks Crosswicks Creek.


The bridge in the background is I-295 at the convergence of Crosswicks Creek and the Delaware River.
Crosswicks is directly behind the fence and goes under the bridge, and the Delaware you can see stretches to the right behind the trees in the distance.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:12 AM   #137
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Around the time I went to the Thomas Paine statue I had to do what I called "A Recent Tag Beautification Project".



Sounds like a nice place to live.
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This is Smithville Mansion.

Not to be confused with Smithville where the Smithville Inn is located.

Smithville Mansion is located in Mount Holly, NJ.

Hey, Smith is a common name yaknow !

I also have no idea why my picture came out so out of focus.
It was getting dark, but I have taken pictures in this light before,
well, maybe since this.
I have learned a lot about my little instant point-and-shoot camera since I have been riding around the state.
These last couple of places I visited on my way home from the Trenton Boat Ramp tag I posted earlier.

I thought this enclosed walkway bridge was quite unique.


I am guessing that the house frames seen above mark the location of former buildings or more likely are/were a greenhouse.

Now I don't know why the person who took the original tag pictures took it from that angle when you had to drive by this nice gate to get there.
I thought this looked a lot more interesting.





The mansion itself was built in 1840.
It was the centerpiece of a large industrial complex built at this location over the years.

As I was looking for this place I was not quite sure where the mansion was in as the park is quite extensive.
This is the first area I pulled into.


To the left of the above picture are these industrial ruins.


This sign was next to the old building.


I found a little bit of history here.

The original owners of the property started a mill at this location in 1776.
I found that and more history here.

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I don't know why I missed this, but while I was in Bordentown and after chatting it up with Mr. Paine I stopped by the Clara Barton School.


It sure isn't very big !




You always hear about Clara Barton as the founder of the Red Cross, but she did a whole lot more with her life.
She began teaching at the age of 16 in Massachusetts.
After 10 years there she moved here.
After Bordentown she moved to Washington DC and became the first woman to work in the US Patent office.

At the outbreak of the Civil War she saw the need for better immediate medical attention closer to the action so she lobbied to be able to go to the battlefields.
After a year of "bureaucracy" (nothing changes) she was finally permitted to help out.
And help out she did.

She helped out at many battlefields including the Battle of Antietam even while the fighting was still going on !

And she lived right here in Bordentown at one time.


Did you know her real name was Clarissa ?

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Also on this trip home from the Trenton Boat Ramp I stopped at the second tag ever done for the Garden State Tag-O-Rama.




Well, the original picture showed a dog statue on that base in the flower bed.

I don't know if it was stolen, or removed !

This place is listed as Animal Kingdom Zoo, or Bridget's Animal Kingdom.



To me it seems like a pet store with a nice zoo attached.



There was another dog statue to the right here, but it was missing too !

They have all kinds of interesting animals in the zoo.
Almost like Great Adventure, well not quite like that, you can't drive through this one !
And of course you can not see most of the animals from the parking lot.



This guy (or gal I didn't check ! ) kept following me around.
As I walked around to take pictures he went from one side to the other and back again just staring at me like a dog expecting you to throw it some table scraps.



Kind of makes you want to take one home !

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Old 02-11-2010, 05:09 AM   #141
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I don't know how I messed up my route here.
It was back on July 10th of 09!
Not a big deal really.

When I knew I was not going to get the Trenton Boat Ramp I went to the above old tags.
Thomas Paine's statue, the Clara Barton School, Animal Kingdom Zoo, Smithville Mansion and finally to this place, the old Mount Holly Train Station.

All pretty much on my way home.



As you can see it was getting dark.

The old Mount Holly Train Station is now a Jamaican & American Food restaurant called Mt. Holly Train Stop Island Taste.
They apparently do not have their own website.

The link below is the picture from the person who got the tag.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...IMG_0003-1.jpg

My picture was too dark.
I'll be back in that area again some time so I will get another one.
Plus there is a nice old caboose behind the station I need to get a better picture of too.

It is great to see these old buildings being preserved and also used.
I think keeping the local history of any place is important.

I really like this stained glass window over the door.



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If you are wondering why I haven't posted any recent rides !



Here is a little bit better idea of what we have been dealing with here in New Jersey, southern NJ anyway.




The first hit was about 20 inches.
I've lost track of what we got when, but lets just say I have shoveled that driveway 4 times so far !
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But before you go calling me wimpy.



Between storms I rode to Allentown, NJ to grab this really nice old mill tag.



This was on Monday February 8th.
Suffice it to say our church was canceled due to snow the day before.

Some how the roads were plowed and dried enough for me to get out and ride on Monday.
I had not ridden since the last snow storm I got stuck riding in coming back from Island Heights on January 30th.

We have gotten a lot of snow, and it was great to be able to get out and .



THE ALLENTOWN FEED CO.

"Commonly called the Old Mill, this mill was built in 1855 by Abel Cafferty with 300,000 bricks made on the premises. It replaced the original “old” mill built in 1706 by Nathan Allen. A grist mill operated on this site for more than 250 years, up until 1963. The mill was converted to house a restaurant and several shops by its 19th owner, Corky Danch, and has operated continuously since 1976. A wall in the corner of the restaurant, which was formerly the miller’s office, has many notations, in the form of jottings and personal notes, which were made more than 100 years ago. The annex, occupied by Off the Wall Craft Gallery, is a recycled army barracks from WWII from nearby Fort Dix. The small building at the base of the driveway, now being used as a kitchen remodeling showroom is a recycled part of a covered bridge. " quoted from Historic Buildings of Allentown.



This old mill was a Crafters Guild until the building was closed due to the rebuilding of the bridge that is just behind it.
The state apparently thought the construction would weaken the building making it unsafe to occupy.
The problem is that was several years ago and the mill is still empty, and the bridge was never built !!!



I was a little surprised to see that my pictures came out as well as they did for night shots.

Behind the mill you can hear the water running over a small dam.
The water continues downstream through a nice small park setting.

I found this old cider press next to the mill.



To the right of the mill there are buildings where crafters still make and sell their creations.
I plan on going back when they are open and check it out.

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OK,now you can call me wimpy.
I have not been able to ride since that night.



Perhaps tomorrow !
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I really liked this tag when it was placed July 12, 2009.



The reason was that I had wanted to go and see this.



So its a painted rock in the woods !



Do you see any other rocks around ???



I thought this was a lonely stretch of road through the Pines when I saw it on the map.

It turns out this road is well used.
And at 55mph quite dangerous to try and stop to get a decent picture.
(Also notice the drop off of the pavement onto the sand !!! )



There has been a mystery about this rock along CR539 in Whiting, NJ for many years.
This rock was painted and repainted quite often always with a different design.

No one knows who was painting it or why.

Yes it is called Painted Rock !
Check out the link and see some of the different designs that have been done.
Read the article and at the bottom are more pictures (WeirdNJ).

There is even a book out that sought to find out the "Secret Of The Painted Rock".

The more I look into this mystery the stranger it gets.

It seems several people are claiming to be the mastermind of Painted Rock.

Here is one painter and more pictures.

Now there is controversy as to why the rock remains the same and who put up the flags.

All I know is it is a unique roadside attraction in the Pines right here in New Jersey !

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I missed getting the Painted Rock Tag.

One person got the tag and three of us got bruced at different times.
I thought I had that one for sure, but I was the last one to post my picture.


I got the next one though !



Tank Men we call this.
They are advertisements for this place.


Pretty creative.




Nice pictures !
Tanks !
Your welcome !



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From the Tank Men I went to Atlantic City's Absecon Lighthouse.


I had gotten here just after it got dark.



I returned a few months later to take some day pictures.
They were about to close and we were being kicked out so I could not get any pictures of the signs around the property.



Built in 1857 it is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey at 171 feet using almost 600,000 bricks and includes a 228 step spiral staircase.

Consider that the Statue of Liberty is 151 feet high (not including the base for a total of 305 feet).

The Lighthouse Friends share a bit more in depth history and facts.

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Ever wonder how M&M's get to work ?





There is an M&M factory in Hackettstown, NJ.
I have yet to get there.

I will.

Some day!
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I never knew this either.

Two world leaders meeting secretly right here in Glassboro, NJ about 15 miles from my home.

Of course I did not live here in 1967, but it is still a great piece of history you never hear about.



The reason they met here was because it was exactly half way between Washington DC and New York City where the Soviet Premier was staying.
It is said that someone drew a straight line between where the two men were at and the middle of the line was here in Glassboro, NJ.

The line drawing and halfway point is probably more fable than fact according to the history of Hollybush.

The history of Glassboro itself is also quite intersting.



This great architecture was built in 1847 after Italian Villa style.



I had headed for this tag and found a fellow rider looking for a way around the construction we had both run into.



He was meeting another rider here to do a combined tag grab.

I made it a threesome.

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I really liked this tag when it was placed July 12, 2009.



The reason was that I had wanted to go and see this.



So its a painted rock in the woods !



Do you see any other rocks around ???



I thought this was a lonely stretch of road through the Pines when I saw it on the map.

It turns out this road is well used.
And at 55mph quite dangerous to try and stop to get a decent picture.
(Also notice the drop off of the pavement onto the sand !!! )



There has been a mystery about this rock along CR539 in Whiting, NJ for many years.
This rock was painted and repainted quite often always with a different design.

No one knows who was painting it or why.

Yes it is called Painted Rock !
Check out the link and see some of the different designs that have been done.
Read the article and at the bottom are more pictures (WeirdNJ).

There is even a book out that sought to find out the "Secret Of The Painted Rock".

The more I look into this mystery the stranger it gets.

It seems several people are claiming to be the mastermind of Painted Rock.

Here is one painter and more pictures.

Now there is controversy as to why the rock remains the same and who put up the flags.

All I know is it is a unique roadside attraction in the Pines right here in New Jersey !

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Hi Steve...
Many different people painted this rock over the years...it seems....I do believe the flags are courtesy of the Patriot Guard Riders...of which I am a member. We ride as escorts in funerals of all veterans whose families request us to participate. We also do welcome home escorts to returning war Vets. I have not done any rides since moving from NJ though...here is a link to PGR

http://www.patriotguard.org/
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