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"Camden, a city and port of entry, capital of Camden co., N.J., on the Delaware River, opposite Philadelphia, to which it is connected by five lines of steam ferry-boats. It stands upon nearly level ground, its river-front extending from Cooper's Creek on the north to Newton Creek on the south, the latter separating it from Gloucester City. Cooper's Creek is £ beyond the city limits. Cam; den is a terminus of the Camden & Amboy, Camden & Burlington County, Camden & Atlantic, Philadelphia & Atlantic City, West Jersey, and Camden, Gloucester & Mt. Ephraim Railroads. It has 31 churches, a city hall, county buildings, a hospital, a children's home, a colored orphanage, a dispensary, 2 national banks, a trust and savings fund, and 4 daily and 3 weekly newspapers. Its streets are laid out at right angles, and there are lines of street railway. Camden is the seat of varied manufacture', having seven iron-foundries (among them some of the largest class), 22 boot- and shoe-factories, 6 carriage- and wagon-works, 3 chemical-works, 7 lumber-mills, 12 textile establishments, a nickel-refinery, and manufactures of paints, dyes, fertilizers, machinery, sheet-metal goods, shawls, oil-cloths, stoves, &c. It has eight ship-building yards, dry-docks, and marine railways, Near the city limits is the Camden Abattoir. Its water supply is pumped f" the Delaware at Pavonia. Pop, in 1850, 9478; in 1860, 14,358; in 1870, 20,045 (since which time the city has been increased by the annexation of a part of Newton); " 1880, 41,659; in 1890, 58,313."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News 1860 - TERRIFIC TORNADO AT CAMDEN. DESTRUCTION OF A LARGE BUILDING. THREE MEN KILLED AND SEVERAL SLIGHTLY INJURED.
    One of the most terrible tornadoes that have visited this part of the country for years, occurred yesterday afternoon, about quarter-past three...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
    ...The shock in Camden, N. J., lasted about ten seconds and created considerable alarm. Every large building in the city was rocked, and bells were...Read MORE...


  • 1885 - August 3 - A tornado hit Philadelphia and Camden along its eight mile path.

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  • News 1904 - 3 DEAD, 9 INJURED BY EXPLOSION. FIREWORKS PLANT AT CAMDEN, N.J., BLOWN TO ATOMS. COMPANY OFFICIALS ARRESTED.
    Camden, N.J., May 24. - Three persons were killed and 10 others were injured, two of them probably fatally, by an explosion in the factory of the...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - BAD ACCIDENT NEAR CAMDEN. THREE ARE KILLED AND SEVENTEEN INJURED. DUE LARGELY TO A FOG. WRECKAGE ON FIRE, BUT THE LOCAL FIREMEN RENDER EFFICIENT AID.
    (By Associated Press.)
    Camden, N. J., Dec. 27. - Three persons were killed and seventeen injured in a collision on the elevated tracks of the...Read MORE...


  • News 1912 - ROOFS LIFTED BY CYCLONE STORM. Philadelphia and Camden swept by Tornado - Two Fatally Hurt.
    Philadelphia, April 2. - Two women were fatally injured, scores of houses were unroofed and more than twenty-five were completely demolished by a...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Camden, a city and port of delivery, capital of Camden co., N.J., on the Delaware River, opposite Philadelphia, with which it is connected by several ...Read MORE...


  • News 1917 - March 7 - 1st jazz record "Dixie Jazz Band One Step," recorded by Nick LaRocca Original Dixieland Jazz Band, released by RCA Victor in Camden NJ

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    March 7, 1917

  • News 1933 - June 6 - 1st drive-in theater opens (Camden NJ)
    The first drive-in movie theater opens in Pennsauken Tonwship, near Camden, New Jersey.
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    June 6, 1933

  • News 1940 - CAMDEN FIRE LOSS SET AT TWO MILLION. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR NINE PERSONS REPORTED MISSING AFTER FIREMEN CONQUER FLAMES THAT CAUSE DEATH OF TWO - 54 HOUSES DESTROYED, RENDERING 1,000 WITHOUT HOMES -
    200 HURT - CAUSE OF BURNING OIL AND CHEMICALS IN FACTORY NOT DETERMINED - PHILADELPHIA AND CHESTER FIREMEN AID.

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  • 1959 - July 21 - 1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, christened, Camden NJ

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