Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The capital of the pines

Chatsworth,in Woodland Township,is the largest and most populated town in the pine barrens.Two-thirds of the people make their living from working the cranberry and blueberry bogs.Moonshining is still practiced.Any fruit or grain can make whiskey.Blueberries,apples,corn,and peaches are favorites.Chatsworth general store was built in 1865.It straddles the town's main intersection.The abandoned railbed of The N.J. Central lies at the edge of town,an ideal highway deep into the woods in both directions out of town.Hiking the railbed offers a route into the mostly trackless forest.

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