The Barnegat Park News. Vol. 1, No. 1

Barnegat Park, N.J. Farrow & Conkling, 1891.

Price: $200.00

Softcover. Quarto. Stapled illustrated wrappers. 8pp. Small crease at the bottom of the spine, and very faint vertical crease, near fine. Interesting promotional newspaper or journal for a resort in the Pine Barrens 30 minutes south of Lakewood, New Jersey that catered largely to military officers. News includes a mention that the novelist Mrs. Humphrey Ward is staying there, repeats an anecdote of Oscar Wilde having his clothing stolen, tells a couple of racist stories, one about the porter at the Barneget Park railroad junction, and features an original poem about the wonders of Barneget Park, etc. In deference to the fact that many of the property owners and guests of the resort were military officers, the longest article is on field artillery! The resort was something of a failed real estate scheme, going bankrupt on a couple of occasions and is now part of Berkely Township, N.J. Probably the only issue published. *OCLC* locates no copies.

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The Barnegat Park News. Vol. 1, No. 1