Greasy Lake in Springsteen Song Here? - 1 of 2

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Lake Topanemus
Lake Topanemus aka Freehold Pond
Freehold Township, NJ 07728
United States
40° 16' 34.4424" N, 74° 16' 52.9896" W

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It is believed that the Greasy Lake referred to in the Bruce Springsteen song, Spirits in the Night, is either Lake Topanemus in Freehold or Lake Carasaljo in Lakewood, or a composite of the two. Topanemus was called Greasy Lake because there was a thick slick of suntan lotion on it. See various sites on the Web, and the wonderful "Bruce" by Peter Ames Carlin, at pp. 98-99 (describes a night in Mr. Springsteen's life similar to the song lyrics).

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plaquemaster
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:36

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