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Lewis E. Somers, circa 1917.

Pictured in this photo are Lewis E. Somers in his 1916 Maxwell, his wife Mary Ella (Price), with two of their four grandchildren Edmond and Paul Somers. Mary was a sister to Lizzie and Louie Price.

Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks at Egg Harbor Township history. Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who shares early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers.

Lewis E. Somers was the area’s first horse and buggy free mail deliveryman with a route including the Scullville area, later switching to automobile when they became popular. Thanks to John Dilks for contributing this photo of Lewis, his great grandfather.

If you have any early photos relating to Egg Harbor Township that would be appropriate for History Notes, call 609-335-3313.

Upcoming events

Due to the coronavirus situation, the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society museum is closed until it has permission to reopen. However, the Community Teaching Garden is open and there are a few raised beds available. Call 609-335-3313 or email GEHTHSMuseum@aol.com if interested.

Please check the Facebook page "Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society Museum” for photos and updated information.

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