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Mays Landing, New Jersey: Milk Jug Lady (Gone) Team Field Report

Atlantic City Expressway exit 28. South on Hwy 54 for 8.5 miles, then east on US 40 for seven miles. On the south side of US 40, just east of mile marker 42 and a go-go bar.
2008: Gone.

American Flag by the Milk Jug Lady.

Milk Jug Lady

A private home had a year-round public -- and patriotic -- front lawn display. Jug Lady Josephine Stapleton passed away Dec. 4, 2015. Report...

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Milk jugs.

Milk Jug Lady

New Jersey's "Milk Jug Lady," Josephine Stapleton, dazzled generations of Atlantic City-bound travelers with her lawn art arrangements of one-gallon milk jugs filled with food dyes or made of colored plastic. This offbeat attraction along US 40 was dismantled in 2009 after Josephine moved out of her house.

Josephine's niece, Lee Ann Farell, let us know in November 2015: "My aunt, Josephine Stapleton is still around, however she now has cancer. She wanted me to reach out to you and all of her followers that had stopped by at one point or another to see her milk jug creations. If anyone would like to send her well wishes, please do via the Roadside America Facebook page and I'll make sure she sees it ASAP. Thank you for highlighting her work. It was a labor of love and she misses it dearly."

[ Team, 11/04/2015]

Milk Jug flag.

Milk Jug Lady

I came past the Milk Jug Lady's home and noticed it was for sale and the displays removed. Do you have information on this?

[Cathy, 01/14/2009]

Haven't heard anything official, but the remaining flag display was composed of colored jugs when we visited in 2007. We wonder if they'll get a better price from a buyer without the jugs?

Milk Jug Lady

The people in Mizpah/Mays Landing who decorate with milk jugs are still at it. The place is located on Rt. 40 just east of the 42 mile marker. If you are heading east toward the beach, it is on your right. The sign says "Jug City, USA".

[Linda Ramsey, 08/12/2000]
Milk Jug Lady

On my way to work, I pass by something that might be considered unusual. On Route 40, perhaps four miles (?) west of Mays Landing, is a family that fills empty milk bottles with colored water and makes various decorations with them. Among their creations is a U.S. flag that takes up about a third of the yard.

[Ed Hilt, 10/10/1998]

That would be the home of Josephine the Milk Jug Lady, in Mizpah. Been getting reports on that evolving collection of colored milk containers since 1992. Glad to hear she's still there.

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