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Bonnie’s Bridge

Posted by Stu On June - 26 - 2007

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Imagine having this on the side of your house. Located between 2 houses in Cherry Hill is a Revolution-era foot bridge, named Bonnie’s Bridge. It’s a stop along the Cooper River Historic Trail. The bridge is obviously on private property. It’s a quaint little spot, but other than it being on the national register of historic places, I haven’t found any information about it.

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The Matlack Grave

Posted by Stu On March - 21 - 2006

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I found this while out geocaching in Marlton & Cherry Hill. This is yet another lone gravestone that appears to be out of place. I was warned to be careful with this one because either side of it is private property. This turned out to be quite true; the grave is in between 2 houses. The only way to approach it is from its front, which I think most people would do anyway.

The small fenced off area between 2 houses.

The grave is of the Matlack family, particularly William, Mary, and their son Richard. One line on the grave says servants and slaves are also interred with them. I had to reread the slave part a few times…then it sunk in just how old the stone is. William died in 1738. Not much else is in the small gated area – just a plaque in the ground, a pile of stones to the side of the headstone, and unfortunately some trash.

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Scarborough Covered Bridge

Posted by Stu On May - 20 - 2005

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One of only two covered bridges left in NJ, Scarborough is tiny as far as covered bridges go; it’s only 55′ long. Depending on who you talk to, this bridge isn’t even considered a “true” covered bridge since it was only built in 1959.

Popularity: 8% [?]

Hadrosaurus Discovery Site

Posted by Stu On May - 20 - 2005

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This tiny historically significant area can be found tucked away in Haddonfield, at the dead end of a tiny road. Across from this area was a farm in 1858, when William P. Foulke unearthed the first ever near-complete dinosaur skeleton. The beast was named Hadrosaurus foulkii, after both its town and discoverer.
All that marks the place now is a single monument, along with a small booth with pamphlets so visitors can log their visits. A bench next to the stone has many toy dinosaurs on it, which is probably the only reason I’ve included this place on the site.
…no, scratch that. The only reason I’m including the place is because Earl is on the bench.

Popularity: 6% [?]

Fireside Village

Posted by Stu On February - 20 - 2005

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Along Rt. 30 you can find the Fireside Steakhouse, which is now closed and for sale. Behind the building is an odd little village….almost looked like a Midgetville. The small town is called Fireside Village, and it has just about everything: its own chapel, a general store, a fire truck, and even its own doctor. Some of the displays have mannequins.
I don’t know what to say about the place. It looks like it was set up as a kiddie attraction (there’s not much else it could have been)…..but why behind a steakhouse? Didn’t help business very much, evidently.

Popularity: 11% [?]

Circus Drive-In

Posted by Stu On August - 20 - 2003

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From the roadside, the place looks rather boring…..just an old movie screen. But once we started walking around, I realized it was pretty interesting….the driveways are still there (in some form), as are most of the speaker hook-ups. Plus you don’t truly appreciate the size of the screen until you’re standing underneath it.

Popularity: 7% [?]

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