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2 days ago

Shippen Manor

#DidYouKnow Escaped Murderer Was Captured Behind McMurtrie’s Mill in Belvidere (1902)

Here is something a little different. Belvidere was known for its mills. In an article from the Allentown Leader (newspaper) dating 21 June 1902 on page 1 (see: www.newspapers.com/clip/2775532/belvidere-nj-escaped-prisoners-found/), one of two escaped murderers were captured about 200 yards from McMurtries Mill in Belvidere.

As described in the article, Grether and Aiello, two murders who escaped from the Stroudsburg jail the previous Sunday morning, were captured. "The Italian, who was caught by a posse on the mountain at Manunka Chunk, four miles above Belvidere, NJ, was taken back to Stroudsburg and is again in the Monroe prison. Grether, who was captured at Belvidere... where he is being held to await the arrival of extradition papers" (paragraph 1).

The men would be captured within a day from their escape. George K. McMurtrie (miller) and Frank Shay (driver) were able to capture Grether about 200 yards above McMurtrie’s Mill and 300 yards above the Belvidere Hotel. Aiello, who separated from Grether after being pursued by a posse, was also captured. Shay and McMurtrie were entitled to a $200 reward offered by the sheriff for Grether’s capture and would also be entitled to $60 for the reward by a couple of Stroudsburg citizens.

What a story this was!
#BelvidereNJ #WarrenCoNJ #McMurtriesMill #MurderersEscape #ShippenManor
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#DidYouKnow Escaped Murderer Was Captured Behind McMurtrie’s Mill in Belvidere (1902)

Here is something a little different. Belvidere was known for its mills. In an article from the Allentown Leader (newspaper) dating 21 June 1902 on page 1 (see: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2775532/belvidere-nj-escaped-prisoners-found/),  one of two escaped murderers were captured about 200 yards from McMurtries Mill in Belvidere.

As described in the article, Grether and Aiello, two murders who escaped from the Stroudsburg jail the previous Sunday morning, were captured. The Italian, who was caught by a posse on the mountain at Manunka Chunk, four miles above Belvidere, NJ, was taken back to Stroudsburg and is again in the Monroe prison. Grether, who was captured at Belvidere... where he is being held to await the arrival of extradition papers (paragraph 1).

The men would be captured within a day from their escape. George K. McMurtrie (miller) and Frank Shay (driver) were able to capture Grether about 200 yards above McMurtrie’s Mill and 300 yards above the Belvidere Hotel. Aiello, who separated from Grether after being pursued by a posse, was also captured. Shay and McMurtrie were entitled to a $200 reward offered by the sheriff for Grether’s capture and would also be entitled to $60 for the reward by a couple of Stroudsburg citizens.

What a story this was! 
#BelvidereNJ #WarrenCoNJ #McMurtriesMill #MurderersEscape #ShippenManorImage attachmentImage attachment

3 days ago

Shippen Manor

In remembrance of Dr. King on what would have been his 92nd birthday. He was a champion of the Civil Rights Movement, a minister, and an advocate of peaceful protest. ... See MoreSee Less

In remembrance of Dr. King on what would have been his 92nd birthday. He was a champion of the Civil Rights Movement, a minister, and an advocate of peaceful protest.

7 days ago

Shippen Manor

Today’s post is about the Hainesburg Mansion, located on NJ 94 in Hainesburg (Knowlton Twp.). It is currently the Animal Mansion Veterinary Hospital (487 State Route 94, Columbia).

#HainesburgMansion #KnowltonTwp #WarrenCoNJ #LocalHistory #ShippenManor
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Today’s post is about the Hainesburg Mansion, located on NJ 94 in Hainesburg (Knowlton Twp.). It is currently the Animal Mansion Veterinary Hospital (487 State Route 94, Columbia).

#HainesburgMansion #KnowltonTwp #WarrenCoNJ #LocalHistory #ShippenManor

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I have some interior pix from when it was the ice cream shop. I will need a little time to dig them out and scan them, but I should do that.

1 week ago

Shippen Manor

#WCOldChurches Lows Hollow Methodist Church

Oftentimes, the older churches that are no longer in use because their congregation ceased to exist or have moved to a different structure are sometimes used for other purposes—residences and businesses in particular.

Although I do not have any particular information about the Low’s Hollow Methodist Church, the community of Low’s Hollow is mentioned briefly in the George Wyckoff Cummins book (The History of Warren County, NJ, 1911).

“Low’s Hollow is the name of a locality in the eastern end of the township, where was built in 1903 a reservoir as a water supply for Phillipsburg, but especially for the Ingersoll-Rand Drilling Company, which was at the time building its splendid plant, which furnishes compressed air drills wherever man seeks nature’s treasures in the ground” (Cummins, 193).

The homeowner of this former church has a sign near his driveway identifying the location as the “Old Stone Church.” It is obvious that there have been alterations to the original building; however, you can still see the remnants of the old structure.

#LowsHollow #LowsHollowMethodistChurch #StewartsvilleNJ #GreenwichTwpNJ #WarrenCoNJ #ShippenManor

credit for the older photograph: Greenwich Historical Society (Stewartsville History).
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#WCOldChurches Lows Hollow Methodist Church

Oftentimes, the older churches that are no longer in use because their congregation ceased to exist or have moved to a different structure are sometimes used for other purposes—residences and businesses in particular. 

Although I do not have any particular information about the Low’s Hollow Methodist Church, the community of Low’s Hollow is mentioned briefly in the George Wyckoff Cummins book (The History of Warren County, NJ, 1911). 

“Low’s Hollow is the name of a locality in the eastern end of the township, where was built in 1903 a reservoir as a water supply for Phillipsburg, but especially for the Ingersoll-Rand Drilling Company, which was at the time building its splendid plant, which furnishes compressed air drills wherever man seeks nature’s treasures in the ground” (Cummins, 193).

The homeowner of this former church has a sign near his driveway identifying the location as the “Old Stone Church.” It is obvious that there have been alterations to the original building; however, you can still see the remnants of the old structure. 

#LowsHollow #LowsHollowMethodistChurch #StewartsvilleNJ #GreenwichTwpNJ #WarrenCoNJ #ShippenManor

credit for the older photograph: Greenwich Historical Society (Stewartsville History).

1 week ago

Shippen Manor

#WCHistoricalPictures Columbia, Knowlton Twp.

Today's picture is a fun one. This is the Railroad Station (Boston & South Mountain RR) in Columbia, NJ. The station no longer exists. This is where Routes 94, 80 and 46 cross, intersect, parallel, etc.

Photo courtesy of Knowlton Township Historic Commission website: historicknowlton.org/page4.html

#ColumbiaNJ #KnowltonTwp #WarrenCoNJ #Railroad #Trainstation #19thc #ShippenManor
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#WCHistoricalPictures Columbia, Knowlton Twp.

Todays picture is a fun one. This is the Railroad Station (Boston & South Mountain RR) in Columbia, NJ. The station no longer exists. This is where Routes 94, 80 and 46 cross, intersect, parallel, etc.

Photo courtesy of Knowlton Township Historic Commission website: http://historicknowlton.org/page4.html 

#ColumbiaNJ #KnowltonTwp #WarrenCoNJ #Railroad #Trainstation #19thc #ShippenManorImage attachment

1 week ago

Shippen Manor

As a #reminder, we are offering a free webinar on Thurs., January 14th from 3-5pm to all staff and volunteers of historical groups in Warren County. Gary McGowan, a principal conservator, will be presenting on the topic of "Documenting Artifacts."
Contact info is on the flyer.
Please share with your peers.
Thank you.
#Preservation #DocumentingArtifacts #HistoricalDocumentation #ShippenManor #WarrenCountyCulturalandHeritageAffairs
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As a #reminder, we are offering a free webinar on Thurs., January 14th from 3-5pm to all staff and volunteers of historical groups in Warren County. Gary McGowan, a principal conservator, will be presenting on the topic of Documenting Artifacts.
Contact info is on the flyer.
Please share with your peers.
Thank you.
#Preservation #DocumentingArtifacts #HistoricalDocumentation #ShippenManor #WarrenCountyCulturalandHeritageAffairs

1 week ago

Shippen Manor

#WCMills Shillinger & Kichline Grist Mill, Coopersville (c. 1866)

This week, I will be posting various pictures of historical sites in Warren County.

Please bear in mind that these are usually private property and we do not support trespassing on private property for any reason. When they are an "open site" (meaning, you can visit), I will be sure to note that.

So, here's old mill hiding in plain sight.

Shillinger's (Schillinger's) Mill (Coopersville section of Stewartsville/Greenwich Twp.), on the northeast corner of Lows Mill Road and Route 57. It was situated across from the Morris Canal.

On the 1874 Beers Atlas Map for Lopatcong/Greenwich (northeast corner), it is listed as "Shillinger & Kichline Grist Mill." Later, it was a coal and fuel business.

Currently private property (possibly unoccupied).

#GreenwichTwp #StewartsvilleNJ #WarrenCoNJ #OldMills #WCHistory #LocalHistory #ShippenManor

Coal truck picture from stewartsvillehistory.org
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#WCMills  Shillinger & Kichline Grist Mill, Coopersville (c. 1866)

This week, I will be posting various pictures of historical sites in Warren County.

Please bear in mind that these are usually private property and we do not support trespassing on private property for any reason. When they are an open site (meaning, you can visit), I will be sure to note that.  

So, heres old mill hiding in plain sight.

Shillingers (Schillingers) Mill (Coopersville section of Stewartsville/Greenwich Twp.), on the northeast corner of Lows Mill Road and Route 57. It was situated across from the Morris Canal.

On the 1874 Beers Atlas Map for Lopatcong/Greenwich (northeast corner), it is listed as Shillinger & Kichline Grist Mill. Later, it was a coal and fuel business.

Currently private property (possibly unoccupied).

#GreenwichTwp #StewartsvilleNJ #WarrenCoNJ #OldMills #WCHistory #LocalHistory #ShippenManor

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2 weeks ago

Shippen Manor

#WCMills Some old mills from the 19th c in Warren Co.

#HappyFriday
Enjoy!

Jacoby/Siegle in Finesville (Pohatcong Twp)-- private residence
Changewater Mill (Washington Twp)-- no longer exists (located in the parking area near the river by the bridge)
Newburg Mill (Mansfield Twp)--no longer exists (the mill and miller house were on the land north of the Musconetcong, along 57, between the bank and the liquor store).

#happyfriday #wcmills #warrenconj #localhistory #ShippenManor
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#WCMills Some old mills from the 19th c in Warren Co.

#HappyFriday
Enjoy!

Jacoby/Siegle in Finesville (Pohatcong Twp)-- private residence
Changewater Mill (Washington Twp)-- no longer exists (located in the parking area near the river by the bridge)
Newburg Mill (Mansfield Twp)--no longer exists (the mill and miller house were on the land north of the Musconetcong, along 57, between the bank and the liquor store).

#HappyFriday #WCMills #WarrenCoNJ #LocalHistory #ShippenManorImage attachmentImage attachment
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