About the Author

Stephanie Marks Sawyer is a longtime resident of Mount Laurel. She has always been interested in local history and her family’s genealogy. Through myriad connections in the community and consultations with local historian, Paul W. Schopp, she was able to gather anecdotes, personal narratives, vintage postcards and treasured photographs to tell the story of her beloved hometown in Mount Laurel.

Stephanie Marks Sawyer has lived in Mount Laurel, New Jersey since 1978 when her family moved to one of the new developments built on land that was formerly the Haines farm. When Stephanie moved to Mount Laurel, there were peach and apple orchards all over. She has lived in Mount Laurel almost her whole life, only leaving for college and her first job. She moved back to Mount Laurel and bought a house in the very same development where she grew up, where her and her husband are raising their daughters. Ms. Sawyer is currently working in marketing, specifically e-commerce. 

Photo credit: Bryan LaLonde

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Verner farm on Church Road.jpg
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Youth at Masonville Methodist Church.jpg
William Nardin.jpg
Verner Farm.jpg
Still grave.jpg
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Stained glass window at Jacob's Chapel.jpg
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Rudderow, milk truck pickup.jpg
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Rudderow farm with cows.jpg
Renovating Farmer's Hall.jpg
Ramblewood postcard.jpg
Pre-1930, peaches going to market.jpg
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Old View from Presbyterian Church.jpg
Old Farmer's Hall.jpg
Old Farmer's Hall side view.jpg
Nardin home on Church Road.jpg
Mr and Mrs Calvin Forvour.jpg
Mount Laurel Police Dept..jpg
Mount Laurel Meeting House.jpg
Moore-El home.jpg
Moore-El Family.jpg
Masonville train station.jpg
Masonville Post Office.jpg
Larchmont Farm.jpg
June 1894.jpg
Jacob's Chapel side view.jpg
Jacob's Chapel front.jpg
Hunting on the Haines farm.jpg
House on the Hill.jpg
Hartshorne hired pickers.jpg
Fire apparatus in front of Danley's.jpg
Fellowship Schoolhouse.jpg
Fellowship Fire Company.jpg
Fellowship Fire Co GMC.jpg
Farm equipment.jpg
Collins runway.jpg
Collins airfield.jpg
Carr's old place.jpg
Calvin Forvour with farm vehicle.jpg
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Bill and Annetta Verner.jpg
Bank before dunkin donuts.jpg
Antique store near Centerton.jpg
Aerial of Larchmont Farm.jpg
Aerial of Alice Paul's House.jpg
1940's hay being loaded to barn.jpg
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