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A Guide To Its Present And Past
Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of New Jersey
American Guide Series

Originally published in 1939
Some of this information may no longer be current and in that case is presented for historical interest only.

Edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2003

Tour 6
South from the Northwest Corner – Branchville

BRANCHVILLE, 13.3 miles (550 alt., 685 pop.), is a thriving town with a few blocks of modest homes. Directly behind the bank (R) is the old PARK PLACE HOTEL, a group of odd houses bulked together into one Building. It has a rambling, glassed-in porch topped with a series of globe-shaped lights along the balustrade. Opposite (L) are the FAIR GROUNDS where the annual Branchville Horse and Cattle Show is held in late August.

Branchville was laid out by surveyors as an eight-sided polygon resembling an Indian arrowhead.

Left from Branchville on an improved road, and L. at 1.2 m. through a country at leads other sections of the State in milk production. On the outskirts of BEEMERVILLE, 6.2 miles (760 alt.), is broad meadowland where the State maintains large experimental MODEL DAIRY FARM (open to public). Foods and feeding methods are compared by experiments on nearly 300 Guernsey and Holstein cattle, and several varieties of cattle are being experimentally bred. Latest mechanical devices are used in the cultivation of cattle foods on the 1,2oo-acre farm. Near the center of Beemerville is a WILD ANIMAL FARM (adm. 25).

Southeast of Branchville, US 206 parallels Paulins Kill.

AUGUSTA, 15.2 miles (490 alt., 75 pop.), is a railroad junction and a small number of houses. The country is a broad, level plateau with gentle hills on both sides of it. In the vicinity have been found rock shelters and campsites of the Munsee Indians.

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