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Wall Township, New Jersey Historical Markers

 
3-Sided Watchman’s Shanty Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
3-Sided Watchman’s Shanty Marker
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — 3-Sided Watchman’s Shanty
Built 1881 by NY & Long Branch RR for Warren Ave, Spring Lake NJ Station Crossing Moved to NJMT 1965 Served as NJMT’s first Souvenir Shop 1966 to 1971 Before electronic lights and gates, watchmen manned railroad crossings to protect cars and . . . — Map (db m53195) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — A Salute to the Boy Scouts of America
From 1929 to 1940 Arthur Brisbane made available this land as the official scout camp for Monmouth County Boy Scouts. Thousands of boys camped here enjoying the natural beauty of the woods while receiving scout training in self-reliance and kindred . . . — Map (db m53140) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — Allaire Village
. . . . . posthumously named in honor of its most successful owner and operator . . . James P. Allaire. The site today is a testimony to historic preservation and modification to leisure time activities. Fortunately, ownership of these 3000 acres . . . — Map (db m53142) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — Allentown Station
Built 1943 by Pennsylvania RR Closed and abandoned 1964 at close of passenger service on PRR line. Donated to NJMT and moved to Allaire 1975 Allenwood NJ is 3 miles east of Allaire, on PRR’s Freehold & Jamesburg Agricultural RR, that ran from Sea . . . — Map (db m53189) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — Church
This building was constructed in two parts with the front portion being erected about 1832 from timbers taken from the earlier Monmouth Furnace buildings. The rear section containing the altar, steeple, and bell tower, was added in 1836. A most . . . — Map (db m53170) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — Freneau Station
Built 1907 for Freehold & Atlantic Highlands Rwy, later CRR of NJ Located at mile post 1.64 of Central RR of NJ’s Freehold Branch, first station south of Matawan, at Route 79 road crossing. Closed April 1953, donated and moved to Pine Creek RR, . . . — Map (db m53193) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — Millpond
The Mill Pond, fed by the stream named Mill Run, was built to hold water which served as a source of power for Allaire’s Mill located along the stream bank, below this dam was a grist mill and a screw factory – both operated by water power. — Map (db m53169) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — PRR Watchman’s Shanty
Built ca 1905 by Pennsylvania RR for Allenwood NJ Station Crossing Moved 1930 to Broad St, Manasquan NJ Abandoned 1964, rescued and served as garden shed at private residence, donated and moved to NJMT November 1991 Crossings were guarded by . . . — Map (db m53187) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — Songs Of The SeasonSongbird Migration – Wildlife Migration
Migrating songbirds fill the air with light melodies in the Spring and Fall. These international travelers stop to rest here and feed on insects and fruit during the flight from their tropical wintering habitat to their northern breeding habitat. . . . — Map (db m53176) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — Stone Blocks from the Camden and Amboy Railroad
These stone blocks, which were cut by hand by prisoners at Sing Sing Prison, were originally intended to support wooden rails, topped with iron straps, as was common practice at the time (c. 1830). This would have sufficed if the traffic consisted . . . — Map (db m53205) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — The Garden StateEastern Deciduous Forest — Coastal Habitats —
When Europeans first came to the eastern shores of North America they encountered a vast, virgin forest that seemingly stretched westward forever. First viewed as barriers and places for hiding, the trees soon became cabins, gunstocks and cradles, . . . — Map (db m53183) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — The Manasquan FloodplainFloodplains – Coastal Habitats
Sediments deposited by the Manasquan River provide moist, fertile soils for plants. Ironwood, ash, and hickory trees flourish. Many of the wildflowers bloom before the tree leaves block the sunlight – producing a striking display of spring . . . — Map (db m53172) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — Union Newsstand
Built ca. 1910 by Union News Co. Newsstand was located at Manasquan NJ NY&LBRR Station. Moved to Allaire November 1969 The Union News Co. of New York had newsstands at most large rail stations, terminals and hotels in the NY Metropolitan area, . . . — Map (db m53191) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — Wandering WarblersWood Warbler Migration — Wildlife Migration —
To the careful observer, warblers are delightful splashes of color that decorate the foliage in the spring and fall. Although several species breed here in the summer, most warblers only stop briefly in New Jersey during their migration from . . . — Map (db m53182) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Wall Township — WatershedsCoastal Habitats
A Limited Resource Water covers almost three quarters of the earth’s surface, but only three percent of it is fresh water, and less than one third of that is usable. The remaining fresh water is locked up as snow and ice at the polar regions. . . . — Map (db m53179) HM

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