Salem County Rewind: The Mannington Mastodon; fatal gunpowder explosion

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 the skeleton of the Mannington Mastodon on display in the Rutgers University Geology Museum in New Brunswick in 1931. The bones of the creature were found in a marl pit on the Joseph R. Hackett Farm in Mannington Township near Swedes Run on Aug. 27, 1869. …read more

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