Posts Tagged ‘bridgewater’

Prince Rodgers Cemetery

Located in Bridgewater about 5 yards from a major road and yet completely invisible from it, lies a small burial plot of slaves from the 1700’s. 

 

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Located approximately 500 feet from Foothill Road and Bridge Rd in Bridgewater is a burial plot. Known as the Prince Rodgers cemetery, (it has also been referred to as the VanderVeer Burying Ground), there are a handful of headstones, several of which are broken.  Prince Rodgers was born in 1813 and was a slave of Cornelius Van Horn until being freed from slavery by his master at age 25. Other sources claim that Rodgers was a slave of the VanderVeer family. Completely forgotten despite being yards from the road, it sits between two homes one of which is owned, the other appears abandoned. Several years ago efforts began to restore the cemetery. Black plastic and wood chips have been laid down and the brush was cut back, but not much progress has been made since then and the weeds and brush have returned.

 

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Some interesting stuff in the paper: an irish bar and a bunch of worries about pollution.

This bar in Denville seems pretty cool. It’s only the second thatched roof Irish bar in the United States.

In bridgewater Twp, a superfund site got submerged in over 10 feet of water for a long time. Did those water leech toxins and move them around? Probably.

Shipwrecks off the jersey and Maryland coastline are leaking fuel… and thats never a good thing.

Staying on the issue of pollution the long polluted Quanta site in Edgewater will be capped. 150,000 cubic yards will remain underground. Granted paying 5M to cap it is more economical then paying $300M to clean it up right… but why are we not making the companies pay for it? But the EPA is evil folks, it’s *big government*. That’s why Herman Caine would appoint oil and gas execs to head the EPA if he gets elected…. There isn’t a big enough #facepalm for this kind of thinking.

The moaning of Talamini Road

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People have reported hearing a strange moaning on this Bridgewater Road. It’s all the usual tales, someone died in a car wreck & now their ghost haunts the road where it happened. This tale is different though: apparently if you drive west towards Country Club Rd, and drive at 35 MPH thru the curve past Red Lion Way you will hear a moaning, a distant wailing, which some believe is a warning to slow down. It only works is you are driving westbound, and only if you drive at 35 MPH. Drive eastbound, you won’t hear it. Go slower, you won’t hear it. Go faster and you’re crazy since there is a curve in the road. The question is: does it work, and if so what is it?

I drove this section about a half dozen times, back & forth at different speeds, and yes, you must be going 35 MPH and headed west. I did hear something. Faint and distant it almost sounded like a truck on a rumble strip. It was so faint I’m not sure if I would’ve noticed it had I not been looking for it. Did it sound like a moaning or wailing? Ummm, not really, but that’s me. I’m a skeptic so I can’t say this is worth going out of your way for, but if you’re nearby, why not? Maybe you will hear it too. I say it’s just a trick of acoustics, but it definitely is unusual.