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Did You Know? A Look at Lacey's History

Five facts about Lacey's history

This is a feature that looks at five facts of Lacey’s history provided by “Lacey Township People and Progress,” a book written by Dr. Ralph K. Turp and stored at the library. 

1. Sameul Worden created a salt work business in Forked River in 1754. Salt was a very important commodity at that time.

2. Stella GIllie Wilbert founded the Lacey Historical Society in 1962.

3. Samuel Brown enlisted as an Ensign under Cpt. John Stout in April 1776. He then oranized his own command in Forked River when he was commissioned to Captain. He was given command of a gun boat called "Usage."

4. Rev. John Price of Lacey was Captain in the Monmouth County Militia. He led the unloading of a ship called "Success." The cargo of molasses, coffee, cocoa and more proved invaluable to Washington's troops.

5. Jonathan Price of Lacey served under Colonel Asher Holmes and was the member of the crew that captured the British Brig "Britannia."

River City Rover November 26, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Did you know that Lacey's first Chief of Police went to prison? The second honorably retired and the current Chief was forced to retire or face charges?
Fred November 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM
What did the first Chief of Police go to prison for? What charges would the current Chief be facing?
Mimi Neuhaus November 27, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Are we talking about Nally?
Tim O C November 27, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Why what did Chief Nally do?

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