Located in Cumberland County in the state of New Jersey is the small city of Vineland. It is just about 40 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The city of Vineland is mostly a Hispanic culture and parts of the city are located inside the Urban Enterprise zone.Vineland was founded in 1861 by a man named Charles Landis and later in 1952 merged into the city it is today. In the mid 1862s, homes were built and the railroad was started to other local cities. Mr. Landis banned alcohol in the city and all who purchased land had to promise to build a home on it within a year. Mr. Landis was a wise man who knew the land was good for grape growth and drew Italians to the city by promoting the rich soils to bring them in. Not much later, Mr. Welch, owner of Welch's Grape Juice, came in and bought land to grow and make his wine and grape juices.
As the Vineland, NJ yellow pages and Vineland, NJ business directory will show, there are a lot of interesting sites to see in Vineland. The cities first drive in movie theater was opened in 1932 and today is the only one still opened. There is the Place of Depression, a home that was constructed by an old time miner who lost his riches when the market crashed. He wanted to build something that was his proof of his own determination against the outcome of the Great Depression days. An interesting architectural structure built in Vineland is the Kimball Glass building and one of biggest produce auctions is held here. A nice historical place to visit is the Wheaton village, which gives guests a chance to learn about the glass blowing history and actually watch a live glass blowing activity. The National Register of Historic Places has many listings for Vineland. It includes many old, restored homes and the Sacred Heart Church as well as Coney's Tavern. Most are not aware that Vineland, NJ was once known as the poultry capital and mass amounts of the chickens were produced in this location. A lab called Vineland Poultry labs was built by a man who also developed the fowl pox vaccine that kept many chickens from dying.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan