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By Rail to the Promised Land

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Kramer Hall

30 Front Street

Hammonton, NJ 08037

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Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, The Noyes Museum of Art, and the South Jersey Culture and History Center have collaborated in an effort to raise awareness of South Jersey’s long-standing cultural diversity, cultivated through successive waves of immigration and migration. “By Rail to the Promised Land,” is presented by Paul Schopp, Assistant Director of the South Jersey Culture and History Center of Stockton University, and will take place on Wednesday, October 11 at 12PM. Railroads played a pivotal role in facilitating Immigration into southern New Jersey during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Without the presence of railroads, many settlements would have proven much more difficult to create. Paul W. Schopp will describe how the railroads brought thousands of new inhabitants to South Jersey and ushered in a formative wave of new communities. Paul W. Schopp is a professional historian with 43 years of experience working in the field of local history, specializing in the history of technology, transportation history, regional history, and African American history in South Jersey. Paul is an author of two books, The Trail of the Blue Comet: the history of the Central Railroad of New Jersey’s Southern Division and Linseed Oil Mills in New Jersey: 1732-1955, having a special affinity for railroads in New Jersey.

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