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July 22 – Place Names of the Jersey Shore author talk
July 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join us to hear some fascinating stories of how the cities, roads and waterways in Atlantic and Cape May counties got their names.
Author and lecturer Lee Ireland is a native of New Jersey who has spent his life in the Shore area. His love for history led him to research names of places, roads and waterways in the Cape May Point, Atlantic City, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Cape May and Delaware Bay communities. His book gives stories of more than 300 places in the Atlantic and Cape May county areas.
Often the real origin of names is quite different from what seems to be the obvious explanation. For example, the Boardwalk is not named for the boards you walk on, and Stone Harbor doesn’t have a stone on the bottom of the harbor there! Ireland puts in historical notes about the places as well as giving the name origin.
The talk will take place on Wednesday, July 22nd from noon to 1 p.m. in the Level 2 Reading Room.
All are welcome. RSVP is appreciated. Please respond to: Cindy Warrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-278-2640 ext. 172.
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