Monday, September 14, 2009
State Park Superintendeant Lorraine McCay is stationed at Belle Plain state forest in Cape May County, and is one of those New Jersey State Park officials responsible for Somers Mansion, one of the oldes homes in the State, and once the home of Richard Somers' grandfather, John Somers.
The Somers Mansion was standing for two generations before Richard Somers was born in 1776.
The Mansion used to be owned by Atlantic County, but they turned it over to the State, for better maintance.
The Walt Whitman House on Mickle Street in Camden is another historic building that is maintained by the NJ State Parks.