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Camden, New Jersey Historical Markers

 
Companion marker to the Merchant Marine Memorial image, Touch for more information
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Companion marker to the Merchant Marine Memorial
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — American Merchant Marine Memorial
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New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — Battleship New Jersey
Battleship New Jersey The USS New Jersey (BB-62) launched from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on December 7, 1942, and served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and as part of a multinational force of peacekeepers during the . . . — Map (db m133527) HM WM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — 1 of 3 — Camden Middle Passage Enslaved Africans Once Sold Here
Enslaved Africans Once Sold Here-African slavery in New Jersey began with early European settlement. By 1766, circa 800 captive people had been sold here at Coopers Street Ferry and two other near ferry landings. In Africa, approximately 24 million . . . — Map (db m145252) HM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — Cooper's Ferry
Licensed in 1688, it carried New Jersey products to Philadelphia. Terminus for stage lines in 1751, for railroads in 1834 and 1854 — Map (db m88381) HM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — Edward Sharpe House
The Edward Sharp House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m88379) HM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — Eyewitness to History
Eyewitness to History This massive gun barrel sitting before you was once mounted inside Turret 1 of the battleship USS New Jersey. During the epic battles of World War II and the Korean War this gun barrel, along with the other guns and brave crew . . . — Map (db m133525) HM WM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile
Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile First deployed in 1977, the RGM-84 Harpoon is an all-weather anti-ship missile developed for fleet-wide use. Harpoon is 15 feet in length and propelled by a turbojet motor burning aircraft fuel generating 660lbs. of . . . — Map (db m133789) HM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — M2 Browning
M2 Browning Two Marines fire an M2 during gunnery practice on the Battleship Missouri (BB-63) in 1987. The M2 machine guns on Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) were operated in the same manner. Sand bags could be placed around the gun mount to provide . . . — Map (db m133782) HM WM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — Side View Turret #1
Standing 5 stories high, this side view shows the massive size of the 2,050 Ton 16 inch Gun Turret. It took a crew of 77 sailors to load and fire this three rifle Gun Turret. Capable of firing one 1,900 lb. High Capacity or one 2,700 lb. Armor . . . — Map (db m133786) HM WM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — The Campbell Kids Beloved Icons of Campbell Soup Company
When the campbell Kids were created in 1904 for a Campbell Soup Company ad campaign, little did anyone realize what enduring icons the fresh-faced, roly-poly characters would become. The Campbell Kids first appeared with cans of soup and verses . . . — Map (db m7427) HM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — The Cooper Family
Beginning in the 1620s European settlers of Dutch, Swedish and English origin arrived along the Delaware River in the vicinity of present-day Camden, and by the 1670s English Quakers had established permanent homesteads throughout the region. One . . . — Map (db m88384) HM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — The Victor The "Nipper Building"
The revitalization of this historic landmark symbolizes the rebirth of Camden on its 175th Anniversary. RCA Victor Building #17, completed in 1916, was widely known as the "Nipper Building" after the company's Nipper the Dog logo. It became the site . . . — Map (db m7426) HM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — USS New Jersey Aircraft
USS New Jersey Aircraft The evolution of battleships in the early 20th century resulted in big guns that could hit a target beyond visual range. In 1929 the U.S. Navy began equipping new battleship designs with spotter aircraft to scout targets and . . . — Map (db m133790) HM WM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — USS New Jersey Marine Detachments
Dedicated to the memory of the Marines of the Marine Detachments that served aboard the USS New Jersey from 1942–1991 Sember Fidelis — Map (db m7432) WM

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