History Notes, Feb. 10: Ice Skating on Bargaintown Lake

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Welcome to "History Notes" - our new weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history. Each Sunday online we will get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood, from the Greate Egg Harbour Township’s Historical Society. She will be sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in our print editions as well.

The photos below from the late 1890s show that ice skating was permitted on Bargaintown Mill Pond, now called Bargaintown Lake, where families would gather in droves to exercise on the frozen body of water. No ski coats here either. Women wore full-length coats and wide-brimmed hats.  Children and even a few dogs also got in on the fun while other took a break along the lake's banks. 

Submitted by GEHTHS/Ice skating used to be allowed on Bargaintown Lake in 1895 Submitted by GEHTHS/Ice skating used to be allowed on Bargaintown Lake in 1895

Submitted by GEHTHS/Turning back the pages of history to the winter season in the late 1890s show that ice skating was permitted on Bargaintown Mill Pond, now called Bargaintown Lake, where families would gather in droves to exercise on the frozen body of water. Submitted by GEHTHS/Turning back the pages of history to the winter season in the late 1890s show that ice skating was permitted on Bargaintown Mill Pond, now called Bargaintown Lake, where families would gather in droves to exercise on the frozen body of water.

Upcoming events at the Great Egg Harbour Township Historical Society:

The society's next guest speaker will be Doug Yearsley who will speak on “Revolutionary War Thru Your Senses” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in the small meeting room of the Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English Creek Ave. Students, adults, children are encouraged to attend this unique opportunity to touch, feel, speak , taste and see items from the American Revolution. There will be a $2 donation. Members and students are free. New members and volunteers are always welcome. Please visit www.gehthsmuseum.org

More coverage:

Revoluntionary War event

Time capsule items on display

Time capsule buried under Shore Mall unearthed today

Historical society looks ahead to a busy year


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