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Register by May 1 for NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference June 3-4 2015

Join your colleagues at “New Perspectives on the Past”: 2015 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference
The early registration fee is $65 for the full-day June 4 event.
This early rate is available until May 1, 2015.
Visit the conference web site at www.njpreservationconference.org

Today in New Jersey history - April 20

[From author Joseph Bilby]

April 20, 1963: A series of wildfires erupted in the Pinelands, burning more than 136,000 acres. The blaze was the largest in the recorded history of the region, killing seven people and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate.

April 20, 2005: The final Chevrolet Blazer rolled off the assembly line in Linden as the General Motors factory, the last auto manufacturing plant in New Jersey, closed.