Garden State Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by sallydog, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Mount Salem Cemetery Alexandria Twnshp
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  2. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    That's the place.
  3. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    I was intrigued as to why there was an old ships anchor protruding from the weeds on the northbound side of this road, a road known before 1953, as Route 31 in New Jersey.
    So I stopped today on my way to the town that's it's in, that also happens to be the berth place of "Newman E. Drake", founder of Drakes Baking Company, cleared the brush and found this. Your new tag:
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  4. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    Wha a great find Frank...cool tag!:clap
  5. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    Too close, couldn't resist.

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    Damn. There goes another one off my list.
    Sorry for the blurry shot, but I wasn't about to get run over trying for a better one for the likes of YFFs. Rush hour on the shoulder of 206:eek1
  6. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Resisting is futile :lol3

    Good grab BB :thumb

    USS Bunker Hill Memorial
    Rt. 206 (formerly Rt. 31 :brow) Andover.
  7. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Neat tag and get! :clap:clap

    Got GPS coordinates for the non-locals?
  8. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Sure Doc,
    41' 02' 09.86 N
    74' 45' 57.99 W

    You didnt need to be a local though to figure it out.
    Drake was born in Andover and Rt. 206 was formerly Rt. 31 before 1953. All Google'able!
  9. jimmr

    jimmr Long timer

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    Got to say, that's a really nice tag:D. At a lunchtime discussion last Sunday some were of the opinion that all the tags were done in NJ and there should be a 'reset'. I think there are plenty of tags out there, and still some gems to be found. Just my latecomer opinion:nod.
  10. RedPower

    RedPower Long timer

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    Damn! You guys keep using my emergency tags:cry
    Have taken quite a few pix there for backup.......never had to use them:wink:
    Think I even have pic with old Multi:D
    The winter is the best time for that as the weeds are dead. Early in the spring someone plants flowers & etc. But then they just let it go:huh
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  11. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    no way..I still have a list of tags from when i played and I have yet to see any of them...:deal
  12. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    [FONT=Times New Roman,Georgia,Times]Tag Shot:

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    Clue:
    Sussex County’s first free public school was constructed on Halsted Heights, above the railroad station, in January 1869.
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    [FONT=Times New Roman,Georgia,Times]By 1916, the Newton Public School was overcrowded, housing not only the primary grades, but the Academic Department of the High School as well.
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    [FONT=Times New Roman,Georgia,Times]On March 31, 1916, the Newton Board of Education employed the New York architectural firm of Rasmussen & Wayland to draw plans for a high school building to stand on Halsted Heights on grounds already part of the school campus.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman,Georgia,Times]The new auditorium of Newton High School opened with a concert on March 5, 1920.[/FONT]

    Sidebar - my grandfather went to high school in this building, graduating in 1931. The building is now a middle school.
  13. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Halsted middle school Newton. School was in session, so close access was not allowed.
    "A 50 year old creepy man on a motorcycle is taking pictures at the door Mrs. Crabtree" :csm
    yea, better to take it from the curb :lol3
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    I can't feel my fingers!
  14. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    Good grab, DockingPilot! I should have posted that the curb shot would be acceptable during school hours, but you figured it out on your own:D. Where to?
  15. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Here:
    to this "New Jersey Pet Cemetery"

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    Where this brother and sister are laid to rest. Poor little things.
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  16. CaseyB

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    just watch out for this little guy


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    hope everyone has a fun and safe thanksgiving
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    Blairstown Pet Cemetery
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  18. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Thats the spot Vince :thumb
  19. RedPower

    RedPower Long timer

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    For those of you who don't have their frozen Butterball.......
    You can get an Organic fed, Free Range Turkey here :D
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    Close-up of sign for those of you with smart phones :lol3
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  20. jimmr

    jimmr Long timer

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    No turkeys, only a poor wee duck:
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