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This picture of a bungalow on Plumb Beach was taken circa 1920. My (Jim Fetter) grandfather  built this from the ground up. My dad told me stories of setting the pilings. He never realized then how dangerous it was standing in a mud hole 10-15 feet deep. My dad and grandfather spent almost every moment they could at this retreat. Of course this is pre-Belt Parkway. A related story talks about the House Wreckers. I suspect this was probably the demise of the bungalow. My dad told me he remembers my grandfather being pressured by the "government." Rather than capitulate, he burned it himself. I'm sure he was broken-hearted. (Courtesy Jim Fetter)

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