Pictures of Maple Shade book is done and available-Dennis' books on Lulu
Great article on Brooks/ McElwee family and last pandemic-
Here are some photos people sent me-
I still have some Books for sale-
The Maple Shade Historical Society ordered 20 "Maple Shade, a Village in Chester Twp." books. I sold about 10 already and have 10 left. If local and want a copy they are 20 dollars.
A friend of mine added the "MS Village book" to his local history books library.
I see he has books on Marlton, Levitt town, Willingboro, The Pine Barrons, Haddonfield, etc...
There were two turkey farms in Maple Shade. One was on Orchard Ave. owned by John and Therese Martin. (Swiss French) Another was on Kings Highway owned by the Martinovich family.
Across the street from the Martin's turkey farm on Orchard Ave. was Rudy Zillincar's farm where he sold eggs. He was known as "the egg man." He left the eggs out and you took them and paid by the honor system.
The Evan Martinovich turkey farm was on Kings Highway just west of Lenola Rd. aprox. where the Iron Hill Restaurant is now.
Here are some newspaper articles on the Martinovich turkey farm-
I need to talk to Bill Gerkens. I lost your email addy and need to get in touch so please email me.
Someone bought a copy of each of the three books off Lulu on August 2, 2020. There was spelling errors and things changed and 6 additional pages added to the "Village book" soon after and I made it right on the 3 other copies sold besides this sale. If you are local I can exchange you with the corrected book at some point.
From Lumber Trade Magazine 74 (Google Books snippet view only)
Barlow & Company ordered their lumber for their bungalows through John S. Collins and Son Lumber co. which had several locations. Their main yard was in Moorestown but they had one in Maple Shade as well.
If you live in Maple Shade and want to buy it-
Email me with your phone number and we'll make an arrangement for you to get a copy.
-Dennis (member of Maple Shade Historical Society)
Compare Maple Shade esp. to 1930 and see how early we turned mostly suburban! Be sure to think of the land area sizes of each of the Twps. as well!