Turkey farm

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.

The Clark-Hewett Turkey Farm was once on Doughty Road between Fire and Delilah roads in the Farmington section of Egg Harbor Township. It was owned and managed by Walter W. Clark and Sidney H. Hewett.

Thousands of turkeys were raised on the farm for the wholesale and retail markets. The property is now the site of South Jersey Electric Vehicles.

Photo and information courtesy of “Journey Through Time: A Pictorial History of Egg Harbor Township NJ.”

Upcoming events

A Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the museum, 6647 West Jersey Ave. The event will feature dancing, music, Santa Claus and free refreshments.

The museum/library is open 1-3 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and every Sunday. Go to gehthsmuseum.org, see the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society Museum on Facebook, or call 609-813-2002.

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