In the mid 1800s James A. Fenwick purchased 490 acres of land to begin growing cranberries. Although not always an easy road, by the 1860s Fenwick’s efforts culminated in success and the cranberry boom began. Joseph J. White Fenwick’s son in law was also an up in coming cranberry farmer, and in 1882 when Fenwick died, White took control of the cranberry operation, although it would belong to Fenwicks widow until her death in 1911. At the same time, White began to acquire land adjacent to his Father in laws and farm them for cranberries as well. Elizabeth Coleman White, his eldest daughter, assisted him, beginning her career at Whitesbog in 1893. As a young, enterprising woman, Elizabeth became interested in growing blueberries in the land between cranberry bogs;
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Whitesbog Preservation Trust (501(c) (3) non profit) is the caretaker of Whitesbog Historic Village, a small cranberry farming village founded in 1857.
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120 W. Whites Bog Road #34
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
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