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.
Have you driven by a sandy portion of land off Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in the English Creek section of the township and noticed three concrete steps that lead nowhere?
I have always wondered what used to be at this location, and finally came up with the answer. Thomas and Helen Haines had a home and Shell service station at this spot, and the steps were in front of the house. There is a geodetic survey marker dated 1961 inserted in the steps.
The land was sold to Atlantic County in 1987.
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.