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Manumuskin

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39° 18' 52.752" N   /   74° 59' 0.672" W

MILLVILLE

CUMBERLAND

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NOTES

Our quest to visit every location in the Garden State Stomp lyrics started in a very casual and explorative way; an early-April road trip down to Cape May was intended to break a winter's worth of cabin fever in a pandemic-safe way, and the idea of visiting a few of the "Stomp Spots" down there was mostly just because we were in the proximity, and were curious what these places from the song actually looked like.

The Manumuskin is a tidal creek, draining into the Maurice River which flows into the Delaware Bay. We used Google Street View ahead of time to see if any of the bridge crossings over the creek had a sign, and this one— along Route 47 in Port Elizabeth— had a typical brown aluminum sign at the roadside. We figured, "eh, good enough" and headed that direction; while we did find the aluminum sign, buried in the weeds in the river embankment was the most handsome cast iron Manumuskin sign, just eroding away.

Way cooler, and one of those early surprise sparks that made us realize that this project could end up giving back so much more than we expected.