Famous Tri-Level Crossing at Woodbridge Postcard

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Title

Famous Tri-Level Crossing at Woodbridge Postcard

Alternative Title

Tri-Level Crossing at Woodbridge Postcard

Subject

Highways

Description

A postcard depicting the tri-level crossing of the New Jersey Turnpike (NJTP) with the Garden State Parkway (GSP) in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The turnpike opened in 1951 and was intended to be the world's model highway. It is still the most heavily traveled tollway in the United States. Originally called Route 4 Parkway, the GSP opened in 1947.

This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a schoolteacher in Sanford, Florida, for 30 years. In 1931, she took advantage of a special rate for teachers and sailed to Europe, where she traveled for several months and is thought to have acquired many of these postcards. During the 1940-1941 school year, Campbell taught at Sanford Grammar School. Before her retirement in 1970, she taught at many other area schools, including the Oviedo School, Westside Grammar School, and Pinecrest Elementary School. Campbell used these postcards as aids in her classrooms to teach advanced subjects, such as Shakespearean drama. The collection, along with her other teaching aids, papers, and photographs, was later found at Sanford Grammar School after it became the University of Central Florida's Public History Center. Campbell's postcard collection and photographs provide insight into the life of a respected Florida educator.

Source

Original 3 x 5 inch color postcard: ACC# SM-00-243, file folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Howard Johnson Publishing Department

Date Created

ca. 1950-1959

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1950-1959

Contributor

Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch color postcard.

Is Part Of

File folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Lucile Campbell Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

147 KB

Medium

3 x 5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Woodbridge, New Jersey

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by the Howard Johnson Publishing Department.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Aphasia Project

Curator

Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Welcome!." Garden State Parkway: A Historic Journey. http://www.gsphistory.com/home.htm.
"What Exit? New Jersey and its Turnpike." The New Jersey Historical Society. http://www.jerseyhistory.org/exhibits/turnpike.html.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches

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