Whats up with Hammonton in Boardwalk Empire?

Filed under: Boardwalk Buzz — Boardwalk Empire @ 11:32 am
Hammonton - Photo by Elizabeth Robertson, Inquirer Staff Photographer

Photo by Elizabeth Robertson, Inquirer Staff Photographer

They grew blueberries, didn’t they? If there’s one surprise town to get a star turn on the show, it’s Hammonton. Though the pilot shows Hammonton’s “Blueberry Capital of the World” sign, peaches were really Hammonton’s cash crop in the ’20s. Included as a nod to Hammonton resident Nelson Johnson, author of the nonfiction book that inspired the show, the burg is the scene of some nasty HBO roadside murders. Unfortunately, the town experienced a weird life-imitating-art moment late last month, when a body was found beaten and burned in a car near the White Horse Pike, leading to rampant and paranoid speculation on various gossipy town websites.

Read more at Touched by Nucky | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/12/2010.