1685 Historic Mansion of James Buckelew
Here will be the educational components for a education program on early transportation.
1) In the 1600's this area was forest wilderness with Indian trails- people mainly walked, small carts/sleighs some areas
2) Great road from Amboy road Bordentown was made in 1694. The road was wide enough for wagons.
3) By 1740 many stages were in operation. For stages to operate, inns and taverns had to be available to refresh travelers and horses. Taverns became the social and political centers of town. The Cranbury Inn originated as a stagecoach stop.
4) Along with transporting people, the colonies exported goods to Europe. Corn, flour, flax, lumber and cedar shingles were early trade goods. Later manufacturing began in linen cloth, glass and iron.
5) 1830's- Camden &Amboy Railroad and the Raritan Canal.
6) 1840's Dent Miller drove the Buckelew stage from Freehold- Jamesburg, later superseded by the Freehold & Jamesburg railroad in 1851.
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