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"Digging into the past is a very painful thing. It is not modesty that we never talk about the past . It just brings up images that we would rather just leave alone . I went in on Omaha Beach on D- Day Afternoon. The sky was nearly black with Allied bombers. They flew in groups of 35 and you couldn't count the groups. We loaded down ropes to the LCI and I can remember a black soldier packing and re-packing his gear while all the time singing Old Man River over and over to himself. When the front dropped we were in heat high water . I made it to a tank trap and the bravest man I ever saw yelled "Move it" ! He was the Beach Master, I made it to the cliff, under an over hang and thought 'all that training and I'll never make it to the beach! ' I went on to complete five campaigns in Europe furnishing communications for Patton's 4th and 6th Armor Divisions. Best place to be. Behind the spear heads and ahead of the infantry. We got the kisses and the prizes but, not many came home. I should never have made it off the beach at Omaha so every day is a bonus for me.
Robert Linnekin, Army, Mays Landing
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Monday October 23 is the first meeting for the Christmas Walk,Time 1pm
At the Museum .we hope you will join in the fun.
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ALL NEW THIS YEAR! New locations, new characters! 17th annual Hamilton Historical Society GHOST WALK: Friday, October 20th, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; tours begin every half hour; meet at Mays Landing Presbyterian Church, 6001 Main St., Mays Landing, $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger. LIKE IT, SHARE IT! ... See MoreSee Less

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The ancestors of the Indians who told their stories to the first settlers, and who afterwards called themselves the Lenni-Lenape, moved eastwards, and after many years they reached the Mississppi River. But in the course of their journey they discovers that they were not the earliest emigrants in this direction, for they met with a great tribe called the Mengwe, later known as the Iroguois, who had come from a country west of the Mississippi, but farther north than that of our Indians.
We do not believe they interfered with each other; but when the Lennni-Lenape went on the other side of the Mississippi, they found there were another nation, powerful , numerous and warlike. This were called the Alligewi.

Excerpts from Stories of New Jersey by Frank Stockton
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