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Vineland

Vineland, city (1990 pop. 54,780), Cumberland co., S N.J., in a poultry and fruit area settled 1861, inc. 1952 when combined with Landis township. The growing city has cooperative markets, large glassworks (with offices designed by William Lescaze ), and food-processing and clothing industries. Vineland was originally a planned agricultural community concentrating on viticulture however, most of the vineyards were destroyed by disease in the late 19th century. In 1882, the first of New Jersey's immigrant Jewish farm colonies was established nearby. The city has a highly respected state school for retarded children.

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