Title: Authors to sign book featuring historic photos of Hunterdon County's Franklin Township Author: Staff Writer Publisher: Hunterdon County Democrat Date: 2/18/2010 A new pictorial history book, Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, debuts at an autographing party Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Quakertown Friends Meeting House from 2-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Authors of the book are Dan and Marty Campanelli, the well-known watercolorist and his wife, and Lora Jones, historian of Franklin Township, for Rural Awareness, Inc. The book is one of a series by Arcadia Publishing, the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Rural Awareness is a non-profit civic group in Franklin dedicated to preserving the history and rural character of the township. The book features over 200 never-before-seen photographs dating from 1860 to 2009 from the private collections of current and former township families, and mentions 214 family names in the captions. One picture shows, but does not identify, 450 people attending the 1938 annual banquet of the Hunterdon County Poultry Association at Franklin s school. More photographs were contributed by the Franklin Archives, Hunterdon County Historical Society, Hunterdon Democrat, Boy Scout Troop 108, and Quakertown Friends Meeting. The book also contains new information regarding historic sites, events and dates, correcting data published in earlier history books. Books may be purchased at the book signing party or by calling 908-735-4271. Other book signings will be held at the Franklin PTA Book Fair at the Quakertown Firehouse, Thursday, March 11, 7-9 p.m., and at the Route 12 Library on Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale of Franklin Township, Hunterdon County will benefit Rural Awareness to fund community projects."