Camden, New Jersey

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Camden is a city and the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey, United States.wikipedia
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Camden County, New Jersey

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Camden is a city and the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey, United States.
Its county seat is Camden.

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Camden is a city and the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey, United States.
In the 19th century, factories in cities (known as the "Big Six" ), Camden, Paterson, Newark, Trenton, Jersey City, and Elizabeth helped to drive the Industrial Revolution.

Adventure Aquarium

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The Camden waterfront holds four tourist attractions, the USS New Jersey; the BB&T Pavilion; Campbell's Field; and the Adventure Aquarium.
The Adventure Aquarium, formerly the New Jersey State Aquarium, is a for-profit educational entertainment attraction operated in Camden, New Jersey on the Delaware River Camden Waterfront by the Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation.

USS New Jersey (BB-62)

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The Camden waterfront holds four tourist attractions, the USS New Jersey; the BB&T Pavilion; Campbell's Field; and the Adventure Aquarium.
After a brief retention in the mothball fleet, she was donated to the Home Port Alliance in Camden, New Jersey, and began her career as a museum ship 15 October 2001.

Campbell's Field

The Camden waterfront holds four tourist attractions, the USS New Jersey; the BB&T Pavilion; Campbell's Field; and the Adventure Aquarium.
Campbell's Field was a 6,425-seat baseball park in Camden, New Jersey, United States that hosted its first regular season baseball game on May 11, 2001.

Camden Riversharks

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Campbell's Field had been home to the minor league baseball team, the Camden Riversharks but is currently scheduled to be torn down.
The Camden Riversharks were an American professional baseball team based in Camden, New Jersey.

Camden Waterfront

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The railroad terminated on the Camden waterfront, and passengers were ferried across the Delaware River to their final Philadelphia destination.
The Camden Waterfront, also known as the Central Waterfront, is a tourist and entertainment district in Camden, New Jersey on the Delaware River south of the Ben Franklin Bridge and north of Port of Camden.

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

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The city is the home of Rutgers University–Camden, which was founded as the South Jersey Law School in 1926, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, which opened in 2012. Of the top employers in Camden, many are education and/or healthcare providers: Cooper University Hospital, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rowan University, Rutgers University-Camden, Camden County College, Virtua, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, and CAMcare are all top employers.
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) is a public medical school located in Camden, New Jersey.

Delaware River

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Camden is located directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The river's navigable, tidal section served as a conduit for shipping and transportation that aided the development of the industrial cities of Trenton, Camden, and Philadelphia.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

Camden also houses both Cooper University Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Of the top employers in Camden, many are education and/or healthcare providers: Cooper University Hospital, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rowan University, Rutgers University-Camden, Camden County College, Virtua, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, and CAMcare are all top employers.
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, a 410-bed teaching hospital which opened on July 1, 1950, is located at 1600 Haddon Avenue, in Camden, New Jersey.

Cooper University Hospital

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Camden also houses both Cooper University Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Of the top employers in Camden, many are education and/or healthcare providers: Cooper University Hospital, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rowan University, Rutgers University-Camden, Camden County College, Virtua, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, and CAMcare are all top employers.
Cooper University Hospital is a teaching hospital and biomedical research facility located in Camden, New Jersey.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)

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Notable naval vessels built at New York Ship include the ill-fated cruiser USS Indianapolis and the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk. In 1962, the first commercial nuclear-powered ship, the NS Savannah, was launched in Camden.
Kitty Hawk was laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, on 27 December 1956.

Victor Talking Machine Company

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From 1901 through 1929, Camden was headquarters of the Victor Talking Machine Company, and thereafter to its successor RCA Victor, the world's largest manufacturer of phonographs and phonograph records for the first two-thirds of the 20th century.
The Victor Talking Machine Company was an American record company and phonograph manufacturer headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

Walt Whitman

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The poet Walt Whitman spent his later years in Camden.
After a stroke towards the end of his life, he moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined.

Phonograph record

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From 1901 through 1929, Camden was headquarters of the Victor Talking Machine Company, and thereafter to its successor RCA Victor, the world's largest manufacturer of phonographs and phonograph records for the first two-thirds of the 20th century.
Berliner's records had poor sound quality compared to wax cylinders, but his manufacturing associate Eldridge R. Johnson eventually improved it. Abandoning Berliner's "Gramophone" trademark for legal reasons, in 1901 Johnson's and Berliner's separate companies reorganized to form the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden, New Jersey, whose products would come to dominate the market for many years.

Rowan University

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Of the top employers in Camden, many are education and/or healthcare providers: Cooper University Hospital, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rowan University, Rutgers University-Camden, Camden County College, Virtua, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, and CAMcare are all top employers.
Rowan University is a public research university in Glassboro, New Jersey, United States, with a satellite campus in Camden, New Jersey.

Campbell Soup Company

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Camden began to industrialize in 1891 when Joseph Campbell incorporated his business Campbell's Soup.
It is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

The Camden 28

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The Camden 28 were a group of anti-Vietnam War activists who, in 1971, planned and executed a raid on the Camden draft board, resulting in a high-profile trial against the activists that was seen by many as a referendum on the Vietnam War in which 17 of the defendants were acquitted by a jury even though they admitted having participated in the break-in.
The Camden 28 were a group of Catholic left anti-Vietnam War activists who in 1971 planned and executed a raid on a Camden, New Jersey draft board.

United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company

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One of the U.S.'s first railroads, the Camden and Amboy Railroad, was chartered in Camden in 1830.
Subsequently, the D&R was built to the west of the original C&A, leaving the Delaware at Trenton and running roughly northeast to New Brunswick along the Raritan River valley, while (from the other direction) the original C&A ran south from New York Harbor via South Amboy on Raritan Bay to Camden, thence across the breadth of New Jersey, connecting by ferry across the Delaware River to Philadelphia, both indirectly but much more rapidly linking New York and Philadelphia—at the time America's fastest growing city with its largest city and perhaps more importantly tying together many of its oldest industrial centers.

Subaru of America

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Also in late 2014, Subaru of America announced that in an effort to consolidate their operations, their new 250,000 square foot headquarters would be located in Camden. The $118 million project broke ground in December 2015 but was put on hold in mid-2016 because the original plans for the complex had sewage and waste water being pumped into an outdated sewage system. Adjustments to the plans have been made and the project is expected to be completed in 2017, creating up to 500 jobs in the city upon completion.
Subaru of America, Inc. (commonly known as SOA), based in Camden, New Jersey, is the United States-based distributor of Subaru's brand vehicles, a subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan.

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

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Thirty years later, in 1956 the bridge was renamed to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge – originally named the Delaware River Bridge, and now informally called the Ben Franklin Bridge – is a suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey.

Howard Unruh

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On September 6, 1949, mass murderer Howard Unruh went on a killing spree in his Camden neighborhood killing thirteen people. Unruh, who was convicted and subsequently confined to a state psychiatric facility, died on October 19, 2009.
Howard Barton Unruh (January 21, 1921 – October 19, 2009) was an American mass murderer (sometimes classified as a spree killer) who shot and killed 13 people (including three children) during a 12-minute walk through his neighborhood on September 6, 1949, in Camden, New Jersey, when he was 28 years old.

New York Shipbuilding Corporation

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At the height of Camden's industrialization, 12,000 workers were employed at RCA Victor, while another 30,000 worked at New York Shipbuilding.
Plans to acquire a site failed and, after exploration as far south as Virginia with special attention being paid to the Delaware River area, a location in the southern part of Camden, New Jersey, chosen instead.

Randy Primas

From 1981 to 1990, mayor Randy Primas fought to renew the city economically.
Melvin Randolph "Randy" Primas, Jr. (August 31, 1949 – March 1, 2012) was an American politician who served as the first African-American Mayor of Camden, New Jersey from 1981 to 1990.