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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 63, Number 2 (2020) Double Trouble Historic Village: A Window Into Pinelands Industries

Double Trouble Historic Village: A Window Into Pinelands Industries

The New Jersey Pinelands Village of Double Trouble was an industrial center for over 2 centuries. The natural environment of cedar forest and the rapidly flowing Cedar Creek provided both raw materials and water power for an extensive lumber industry from the 1700s to the 1900s. As timber was cut, the cleared swampland created bog habitat ideal for growing cranberries. Cranberry culture began at Double Trouble Village in the 1860s. By the 20th century, the Double Trouble Company was one of the largest cranberry operations in the State. Today the aptly named Double Trouble Village State Historic Site provides a window into these past Pine Barrens industries, with a complete company town, sawmill, and cranberry sorting and packing house. The Double Trouble Historic District (National Register Reference # 78001787) occupies more than 200 ac (approximately 80 ha) and includes the village and surrounding bogs. This paper was presented at the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of the Northeast and Southern Forest Conservation Nursery Associations (Atlantic City, NJ, July 23–25, 2019).

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Author(s): Andrew J. Anderson

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volume 63, Number 2 (2020)

Volume: 63

Number: 2