It was learned that a creek ran through the
which came from the Chestnut Street area. It was piped
Main Street and made the ground marshy with small high section
exactly like islands. Willow trees grew on each side of
Mr. Wood said that he believed that the "Islands" name
He went on to say that he had owned the three double houses that
on Tanner Street near the Willits Coal and Lumber Yard. He
stacking boards on his properties to keep water from his houses
bad storm. They were know as the "board yard houses" as
they had been built for the lumberyard employees. Mr. Herb
remembered the high school baseball team playing its schedule on
of "The Islands". One afternoon he went back after supper
the end of a twenty-six inning game that was played between
High School from Philadelphia and Haddonfield High School.
was also located in the area; the building is still standing.
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