Six or seven customers a day, spending an average of 90 cents each (about a day's wages), 400 different items on the shelves: Philip Garis' general store at Millbrook reflected the changing purchasing patterns of rural America after the Civil War. Garis' 1874-1876 register of sales is raw material in the search for the economic realities of life in Millbrook.
Who is Buried in the Slave Cemetery?
The "Slave" Cemetery is a small flat plot of land in the woods off Military Trail in Walpack NJ. Slavery was legal in New Jersey until 1846, and in the 1700s, prominent families such as the Rosencrans, Van Campens, and Dewitts owned slaves. At least one free black was also interred here.
The Brodhead Site
The Brodhead Site was one of a series of archeological sites investigated by W. Fred Kinsey III as part of his work for the National Park Service in the upper Delaware Valley during the planning for the proposed Tocks Island Dam. The Brodhead Site is located about a mile north of the village of Bushkill, PA, in the flood plain adjacent to the Delaware River.
Last updated: November 3, 2017