Clementon

Author: Danielle L. Burrows
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738550493
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Nestled inconspicuously less than 20 miles east of Philadelphia, the village of Clementon once bore all the markings of an early-20th-century county seat: mills, lumberyards, a thriving charcoal industry, waterworks, locomotive access, and entrepreneurial residents. Incorporated as a borough in 1925, the town's abundant lakes and the allure of Clementon Lake Park quickly elevated Clementon's status to a popular recreational hotspot. Vacationers and residents alike recall traffic at the town's small intersections on Sunday nights as Depression-era amusement seekers headed home from weekends spent diving, boating, and picnicking. Declared "the busiest little town in South Jersey" in an early promotional film, Clementon remains etched in collective memories as a mecca of busyness and merriment.

Pine Hill

Author: Les Gallagher
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738572446
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

Pine Hill, originally known as Clementon Heights, became a borough in 1929. It was aptly named by Johanna Burton for its many pine trees and hills. Known in the early years as a health retreat, city doctors would send patients to the area's lakes to rest and enjoy the healthy springwater, fresh air, and hot sands. As word travelled, Pine Hill became a destination for families looking to spend a day away from the city. Stecky's lake and restaurant on Cloverdale Avenue was a popular resort until fire destroyed it in the early 1930s. People from Philadelphia and surrounding areas would travel by trolley and taxi to reach the area. Cars rarely made the trip, as they would require help getting up the steep hill between Clementon and Pine Hill. Cars would have to travel backward up the hill because they had no fuel pumps. Pine Hill is the highest point in South Jersey, and the Philadelphia skyline can be seen from the Pine Hill Golf Club, which was once Ski Mountain ski area.

Black Enterprise

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Release Date: 1991-09
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BLACK ENTERPRISE is the ultimate source for wealth creation for African American professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE delivers timely, useful information on careers, small business and personal finance.

Philadelphia

Author: Russell Frank Weigley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393016102
Release Date: 1982
Genre: History

Depicts the city's founding by William Penn, its short reign as national capital, its role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, its industrial development, and its emergence as a modern city

Depraved

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: UOM:39015032578513
Release Date: 1994
Genre: True Crime

Chronicles the life of Herman Mudgett, better known as H.H. Holmes, who, in the late 1800s, committed twenty-seven murders in his "Castle," fully equipped with torture chambers, surgical tools, acid vats, and a crematorium