Morris Canal (former) Weed Control – Bloomfield NJ

Description

“Twenty-nine WPA workers started today to rid the dry bed of old Morris Canal of rag weed, poison ivy and sumac, a $3,750 project for relief of hay fever victims. The workers will clear five miles of winding stream bed from the Belleville-Bloomfield line to the Clifton-Bloomfield line. Thirty acres of weeds will be removed.” (Evening News)

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; September 1936 issue, page 31. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

"(W)eed (P)uller (A)dm. Aiding Hay Sneezers; Evening News, Newark, NJ, Aug. 11, 1936.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 11, 2015.

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Location Info


Old Morris Canal
Bloomfield, NJ

Location notes: Approximate location

Coordinates: 40.811079, -74.192979

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