South Toms River Borough - Ivins Wagon Train

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South Toms River Borough - Ivins Wagon Train

Anthony Ivins, an important landowner in South Toms River, became interested in the Mormon Church amd donated a triangular piece of land on which to build a church. In 1852, Ivins lead a wagon train of Mormons across the United States to help establish the Mormon Church at the Great Salt Lake in Utah. When the railroad was built in 1870, South Toms River becarne a bustling industrial center with sawmills, ice houses, and feed and grain mills.