Port Norris History

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Port Norris, New Jersey, is a small town located where the Maurice River mets the Delaware Bay. Established in 1811, the town has a rich history as a major center for oysters. The Historical Society was created to preserve this history.

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The 20th Century
January 1, 1901 – December 31, 2000

Church Histories of Port Norris and Commerical Township
A list of churches in Commercial Township, primarily Port Norris.
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Baywalk Empire: The secret Prohibition history of South Jersey
There is a history, hidden by rising tides and familial secrets, along the Delaware Bayshore -- a history of rumrunners, moonshiners and bootleggers during the Prohibition era. By Don E. Woods For NJ.com
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Elden Harvey Johnson
(February 13, 1921 – June 3, 1944) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.
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"The Migrants"
A stark look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family. The film was Emmy nominated as the Outstanding Drama of the 1973-74 season. Filmed in part, in Berrytown.
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North Port Norris Schools
By Carol Saul Gromer
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Oyster League
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The Palomino
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