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Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks at Egg Harbor Township history. Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who shares early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers.

One of Egg Harbor Township’s early homes is this stately farmhouse located along the Bargaintown Pond. It was built circa 1850 and was home for Thomas Garwood and his bride. The car in the driveway of this picture is a 1935 humpback Ford which dates this photo. The Mason family (owners of Mason Wholesale Foods in Atlantic City) lived here for several years, then sold it in 1975. It has been upgraded without any loss of charm by its present owners. The handsome hedge along Bargaintown Road remains today.

Upcoming events

Irish Celli Performance: Mike Garvin’s Irish Band, the Kate O’Brien Dancers and Nae Breeks Bag Pipe and Drum group will perform 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the large multipurpose room at the Community Center.

The Greate Egg Harbor Township Historical Society Museum is always looking for items of historical value. The museum is open 1-3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month and 1-3 p.m. every Sunday.

Go to gehthsmuseum.org, see the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society Museum on Facebook or call 609-601-1223.

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