It's a Sign of the Pines
Presents the

Lines on the Pines

The 9th Annual Lines on the Pines will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

This year's theme for ABC's of the Pine Barrens is:

"Adventures in Bog Construction" with "Bogman" Bill Smith

Music is "New Age Jazz Fusion" performed by Bryant Still Hicks (descendant of Dr. James Still) and Devin Waddell

Sunday March 9, 2014, 11:00AM - 4PM

Kerri Brooke Caterers Banquet Room
755 White Horse Pike (Route 30), Hammonton, NJ 08037

Enjoy a wonderful day meeting Pine Barrens authors, artists and artisans! Over fifty talented Pine Barrens People will be on hand to sign their books, display their artwork or craft, play their music and in general, share their love of the Pine Barrens!

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Dinner afterwards is limited to 150. Space is limited, so don't delay!
SOLD OUT!!!!!!

~~~~~Celebrate Budd Wilson's 80th Birthday!~~~~~

Budd Wilson

"Budd was one of the first archaeologists in the state to focus his research primarily on historical archaeology. He was a member of a team of archaeologists at Batsto Village in the 1950s and 1960s. Many of the artifacts in the museum were discovered during that dig. Many of the pieces of glass in the museum came from the dig and provide clues to how glass was made in Batsto. "It has been a great way to learn the process," Wilson said. The "pigs" (iron molded into long bars) on display are the ones his crew found. Nicknamed by workers for the way the molten iron looked after it flowed down the main channel and into the sand molds. When cooled, the long iron bars attached to either side of that channel looked like suckling pigs nursing off their mother.


Budd Wilson, a retired archaeologist for the State of New Jersey, is seen here giving a talk on Pine Barrens' industries and agriculture. He discussed charcoal making, iron furnaces, and glass factories as major Pine Barrens' industries.

"The Batsto Citizen’s Committee was influential in his career. This is where he met many folks with various backgrounds in pre-history, archaeology and technology.  Included in the group were Charles Kier, archaeologist; Arthur Pierce, author; Don Streeter, blacksmith; Wilson Buck, meteorologist and his father.

During his 40+ year career, Budd has become an expert on industrial sites, particularly those related to the glass and iron industries, New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, and historical archaeology in general.  He claims to be retired but maintains a busier schedule than many fully employed individuals. Budd is an archaeologist, poet and Pine Barrens legend!”



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New this year:

"Lines on the Pines: the CD!"

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It's a Sign of the Pines™ is proud to present this self-published 250+ page book entitled, Bounty of New Jersey's Pine Barrens: Recipes Short Stories and Tall Tales. It is a compilation of recipes, historical vignettes and stories provided by the "Celebrities of the Pine Barrens." To purchase, click here, or purchase at Lines On The Pines!

Bounty of New Jersey's Pine Barrens Bounty of New Jersey's Pine Barrens Rear Cover


Take a look at the evolution of Lines on the Pines (2006 - 2013)

Seven-year Participant List

2011 Poster

2012 Poster

2013 Poster

Donations to IT'S A SIGN OF THE PINES™ are greatly appreciated. Please email or call founder Linda Stanton (609-338-8220) for details.

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P.O. Box 93, Elwood, NJ 08217
609- 338-8220

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