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Crowds gather at Bargaintown Pond to ice skate in this circa 1936 photo.


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.

When the Bargaintown Pond froze to a depth that was strong enough, people from all over Atlantic County came to spend a day ice skating, building bonfires and socializing. As you can see from this photo, it was a very popular spot.

Photo and information courtesy of “Journey Through Time: A Pictorial History of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey."

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

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