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Along The Morris Canal

Author: Amy Stewart-Wilmarth
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439646384
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Dug by hardworking men in the late 1820s, the Morris Canal is considered to be an engineering marvel. Comprised of 34 locks and 23 inclined planes, it created a waterway from the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, across northern New Jersey, and down into the Hudson River in Jersey City. It was drained in 1924, with its prisms mostly filled in. The 1960s brought a steadfast movement for the preservation of the largely buried Morris Canal, including the historic Silas Riggs Saltbox House being rescued from demolition and later the opening of the restored Waterloo Village. These challenging years set in motion the formation of organizations and societies dedicated to protecting, restoring, and preserving the Morris Canal. Through the persistent efforts and dedication of historians, canal enthusiasts, and neighboring communities, the Morris Canal and its buried history are gradually being unearthed. This book captures the Morris Canal's original pathway and its restoration and preservation accomplishments.

Jefferson Township On Lake Hopatcong

Author: R. Richard Willis
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738500775
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Approximately one half of Jefferson Township is located along the shores of Lake Hopatcong. Incorporated in 1804, Jefferson Township extends east and west from the northern part of the lake, where there are the intricate connections at Hurd Brook, Lake Shawnee, and Lake Winona. In 1826, the dam for the Morris Canal became operational and what was originally Great Pond and Little Pond became Lake Hopatcong, the largest freshwater lake in New Jersey. By the mid-1800s, after the canal was in full swing, the ice and mining industries had begun to flourish. At Nolan's Point, iron ore was loaded into canal boats and icehouses were in operation. Consequently, Nolan's Point became a major hub of Jefferson. Not long afterward, camps, bungalow colonies, hotels, and small seasonal businesses sprang up and the summer community flourished. Theatrical people arrived, and their generosity helped to build the community. These and many other reflections on the history of the lakeside communities of Woodport, Lake Shawnee, Lake Winona, Nolan's Point, Lake Forest, and Prospect Point are gathered in Jefferson Township on Lake Hopatcong.


Author: Jean-Rae Turner
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738512143
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New Year's Day 1900 heralded the beginning of Newark's Golden Age-the heyday of the city's diverse population, beautiful mansions, varied industries, and prosperous insurance, leather, and jewelry companies. Newark's crystal-clear water attracted some thirty-five breweries, including P. Ballantine & Sons and Hensler's. Frederick Law Olmsted developed Branch Brook Park, the first county park in the United States. Transportation for industrial and personal use was booming, with barges, ships, trains, and trolleys running continually. Called "the City of Churches," Newark became known for the numerous houses of worship used by its residents. Educational institutions grew, paving the way for the many schools and colleges in existence today. Newark: The Golden Age explores New Jersey's largest city through rare vintage postcard views that will captivate residents and visitors alike.

Fantasy Farm Amusement Park

Author: Scott E. Fowler
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439646147
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Not many developers would build an amusement park next door to the successful LeSourdsville Lake amusement park, but Edgar Streifthau was a one-of-a-kind man in Butler County, Ohio. Streifthau, the original owner of LeSourdsville, was forced to sell his beloved park, but he still had the amusement-park bug, and in 1963 he built Fantasy Farm directly next to LeSourdsville. Fantasy Farm's audience was young children, and the concept was successful for decades. The two parks coexisted for 28 years despite periodically appearing in court opposite each other. In 1982, Streifthau sold Fantasy Farm to local carnival owner William Johnson, who ran the park for another decade before finally becoming a victim of the economy. Johnson closed Fantasy Farm in 1991 and sold off all of its assets.

Historic Photos Of Newark

Author: Sharon Hazard
ISBN: 9781596525382
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Founded in 1666 along the Passaic River by Puritans arriving from the New Haven colony farther east, Newark emerged in the nineteenth century at the forefront of industry and commerce. Benefiting from the Morris Canal, leather tanneries, breweries, banking, insurance, and other enterprises, the city attracted the best and the brightest, among them patent leather inventor Seth Boyden, voltmeter inventor Edward Weston, and a young Thomas Edison, who established a manufacturing plant in the city for his improved telegraph. Historic Photos of Newark is a pictorial journey through time that traces the story of this great American city, from the early days of photography in the 1860s to the postwar era immediately following World War II. Reproduced in vivid black-and-white, nearly 200 photographs, each one captioned and with introductions, offer unforgettable vignettes of the city and its citizens as Newark navigated good times and bad over these defining and monumental decades.

The Erie Canal

Author: Peter Spier
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
ISBN: 1630832235
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In his intricately detailed and historically accurate illustrations, Spier brings delightful new dimensions to the popular folk song.


Author: Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738512907
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Once a part of Charlestown that could only be reached via "The Neck" (present-day Sullivan Square), Somerville became accessible from Boston with the construction of the Middlesex Canal and the extension of various rail lines in the mid- to late nineteenth century. By 1842, Somerville's population had increased to the point that the town officially separated itself from Charlestown. Over the years, the population continued to grow. With the increase in population came tremendous change, including the subdivision of farms and estates for residential neighborhoods. The city of Somerville was incorporated in 1871, and the bucolic borough became the beloved hometown of many residents over the next century. Described by Mayor Edward Glines as "healthy, morally clean, comfortable and convenient," Somerville has thrived for years as an attractive, modern residential neighborhood.


Author: John Demmer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738562537
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Once part of the original Newark land tract of 1666, Nutley has grown from a weekend getaway for tired New Yorkers and a permanent home for artists and writers into a charming town of 30,000 residents. Though only three square miles in area, Nutley boasts over 125 acres of park land, as well as the beautiful Third River, which runs through the town. In Nutley, author John Demmer presents a fascinating look at the changes the town has undergone, as well as the life of its residents through the years. Demmer also illustrates Nutley's earliest commercial industry, the brownstone quarry, as well as the textile and banker's safety paper industry.

The Dawn Of Innovation

Author: Charles R. Morris
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586488287
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Describes industry in America between the War of 1812 and the Civil War and how this period of growth in the first half of the century built the platform for Carnegie, Rockefeller and Morgan in the second half. 35,000 first printing.

Explorer S Guide New Jersey Second Edition

Author: Andi Marie Cantele
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581579047
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The second edition of this guide to the "Garden State" reveals the historic, cultural, and ecological diversity of the state. Includes extensive coverage of the Jersey Shore and Atlantic City. New Jersey is a state full of wonders to surprise curious travelers and residents alike. This guide leads you away from the busy interstate highways to reveal the cultural, historic, and geographical diversity that lies beyond the New Jersey Turnpike. For wine connoisseurs, there are more than 25 wineries that offer tours, tastings, and festivals; for history buffs, New Jersey, known as the "Cockpit of the Revolution," offers battlefield state parks, monuments, and reenactments. And that's not all: New Jersey's 127-mile shoreline has many diverse communities, including the historic Victorian seaside resort of Cape May, itself a national historic landmark; the casinos of Atlantic City; the natural beauty of Island Beach State Park, with sand dune-scattered, long, white beaches, nature trails, birding, surfing, and guided kayak tours; and the hip shore town of Red Bank, with art galleries, boutiques, bistros, and jazz clubs. In addition, this comprehensive guide to the state includes opinionated listings of inns, B&Bs, hotels, and vacation cabins; hundreds of dining reviews, from diners to four-star restaurants; up-to-date maps; an alphabetical "What's Where" subject guide to aid in trip planning; and handy icons that point out family-friendly establishments, wheelchair access, places of special value, and lodgings that accept pets.