Pitching "The Glassboro Story"

This is a photograph of a meeting where authors Robert Bole and Edward Walton pitched the idea of writing the book The Glassboro Story. As indicated by the appliances in the background, the meeting took place at the South Jersey Gas Company Building on N. Main Street in Glassboro, NJ. The man in the third photograph presenting while wearing a straight tie is Dr. Marvin Creamer. He was a geography professor and founder of the Geography Department at Glassboro State College. Dr. Creamer was an avid sailor and set out to learn to navigate without nautical instruments. On December 21st, 1982, Dr. Creamer set out on a trip around the world without using instruments. He only used his knowledge of geography. He is considered the first known person to have circumnavigated the earth without nautical instruments.

Learn more:

Marvin Creamer, A Mariner Who Sailed Like the Ancients
Marvin Creamer (Rowan University Public Art Project)
Endeavor Public Art Monument

The Glassboro Story 1779-1964 (Full Book)

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