Salem County Rewind: Penns Grove resort; 29 cents a day to keep a prisoner

In this feature, which appears each week, we present a vintage photo from Salem County (along with a large number of other historic local photos in an earlier gallery) and Salem County history tidbits taken from newspapers from a century ago.


This vintage photo from Salem County shows French’s Grove along the Delaware River in Penns Grove in the very early 1900s. This picture postcard view is from a time when parts of towns like Penns Grove, Pennsville and Elsinboro where summer resorts along the Delaware River where city dwellers escaped the urban heat. …read more

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