Stanhope and Byram

Author: Jennifer Jean Miller
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439648549
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Stanhope and Byram have rich industrial histories that were shaped by local natural resources. Winding its way through Stanhope, the Morris Canal aided the town’s iron production, while Lake Musconetcong helped sustain production and transport materials through the area. Stanhope began as an unincorporated village, having been carved out of Byram Township, a neighboring community established in 1798, and was officially incorporated as Stanhope Borough in 1904. Byram benefitted from the Morris Canal, with its Waterloo Village as a thriving halfway point along the canal. Situated between Jersey City and Phillipsburg, Waterloo provided a perfect stopover for weary canal workers. Despite its prime location and various amenities, the village was ultimately abandoned in the 1920s. Preservation and restoration efforts and fundraising have been ongoing, and the site currently offers tours and programs. Stanhope and Byram shares the history of these two close-knit bedroom communities that are embraced for their tranquil scenery and inviting atmospheres.

Castalia Cold Creek and the Blue Hole

Author: Glenn C. Kuebeler
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439618690
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Over the past hundreds of years, trillions of gallons of pure, crystal clear water have flowed through the subterranean aquifer system under Huron and Erie Counties in Ohio. The water comes to the surface at the Castalia Springs and the famous Blue Hole, both popular tourist destinations receiving thousands of visitors. Artificial canals were dug in the early 1800s to convey the water northward from Castalia to Venice to power flour mills, subsequently transforming the muskrat marshes into rich farmland. Water was also piped to Sandusky for brewing Crystal Rock beer. The fastmoving waters of Cold Creek provided a favorable environment for raising game trout. This resulted in the establishment of several private troutfishing clubs renowned throughout Ohio. Castalia, Cold Creek, and the Blue Hole offers a pictorial journey through the history of Cold Creek from Seneca Caverns near Bellevue to the carp pens in Venice on Sandusky Bay.

Watchung

Author: David B. Page
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738509594
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Wach Unks, or High Hills, were the Lenni Lenape words used to describe this area and are the origin of the name Watchung. Approximately six square miles, Watchung comprises parts of the first and second ridges of the Watchung Mountains, a valley of fertile rolling land between them, two lakes, and streams across the valley and through a gorge in the mountains. These natural resources and the beauty of the area attracted the early Dutch, English, and German farmers who settled here. At various times, Watchung was known as Browsetown (where the cows used to browse), Green Valley, and Washingtonville, before incorporating as the borough of Watchung in 1926. Carefully selected historical photographs tell a memorable story in Watchung. Richly detailed images feature friends and neighbors enjoying the Watchung Lake Swim Club, participating in the Indian Legend of Watchung pageant, and competing at the annual pie-baking contest. Employees of another age are at work in quarries, ice-harvesting businesses, gristmills, and other historical industries. Cherished, familiar persons, such as Hippolyte Texier, Mary E. Wilson, Dr. Charles Eaton, and others, enliven the pages of this eagerly awaited book. Wach Unks, or High Hills, were the Lenni Lenape words used to describe this area and are the origin of the name Watchung. Approximately six square miles, Watchung comprises parts of the first and second ridges of the Watchung Mountains, a valley of fertile rolling land between them, two lakes, and streams across the valley and through a gorge in the mountains. These natural resources and the beauty of the area attracted the early Dutch, English, and German farmers who settled here. At various times, Watchung was known as Browsetown (where the cows used to browse), Green Valley, and Washingtonville, before incorporating as the borough of Watchung in 1926. Carefully selected historical photographs tell a memorable story in Watchung. Richly detailed images feature friends and neighbors enjoying the Watchung Lake Swim Club, participating in the Indian Legend of Watchung pageant, and competing at the annual pie-baking contest. Employees of another age are at work in quarries, ice-harvesting businesses, gristmills, and other historical industries. Cherished, familiar persons, such as Hippolyte Texier, Mary E. Wilson, Dr. Charles Eaton, and others, enliven the pages of this eagerly awaited book.

Garfield

Author: Howard D. Lanza
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738510507
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Garfield was once home to the Lenni Lenape, a tribe within the Algonquin Nation of Native Americans. Later, the Revolutionary War touched the area when many British soldiers entered the district in pursuit of Washington's army. After the war, farmers prospered as the fertile land of the river valley produced abundant crops that were shipped down the Passaic River to markets in New York City. In the late 1800s, as cities lying across the river industrialized, Garfield's farms gave way to mills, a trolley and railroads built lines through town, and soon the soaring population attracted a variety of small businesses. In Garfield, some two hundred vintage photographs, most of which have never before been published, reveal the nature, culture, and character of a community that has been named the City of Champions. Included are views of the local schools, churches, markets, and police and fire departments, as well as many interesting local residents.

Marilyn Monroe Unveiled

Author: Jason Edward Kennedy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991429158
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This explosive and historic must-have book will change the entire way readers view the life and death of Marilyn Monroe. Written by relatives of Marilyn Monroe, the authors painstakingly unravel the myths that have suffocated her legacy for over 50 years. These myths have been regurgitated in biography after biography, depicting Marilyn as an orphan girl and leaving her expansive lineage out of the equation. The facts support that Marilyn was surrounded with family, and many members were upstanding citizens who contributed greatly to their communities. However, Hollywood, Marilyn's New York "friends," and her therapists insulated Marilyn in order to profit off of the ultimate "Cinderella Story." That story was the myth of Marilyn Monroe, which was created to suffocate the truth behind Norma Jeane Mortenson and her family history. It was eventually this forged fairy-tale path and this cast of characters that squeezed funds out of Marilyn Monroe, as well as the final breaths out of the legendary star. The heirs of the opportunists who fleeced Marilyn of both her life and earnings still garner monies through her name today.

Gund

Author: Bruce S. Raiffe
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738537108
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Gund, America's oldest and most recognized stuffed-toy manufacturer, has produced millions of quality toys for more than one hundred years. Since Adolf Gund launched the company in Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1898, Gund has prided itself on its founding values of quality, workmanship, and "huggability." The photographs in Gund document significant events in the company's history, including prestigious awards, lovable products, and important people. Gund was making stuffed bears four years before teddy bears became the namesake of President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. From Snuffles the bear to Muttsy the dog, these plush playthings fill millions of homes and hearts.

Vintage Postcards of New York

Author: Silvia Lucchini
Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
ISBN: 9780789327628
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A delightful collection of vintage and antique postcards of New York. This book presents a rare collection of more than 100 of the best vintage New York City postcards, providing a snapshot of how much the Big Apple has changed—and how much has remained recognizably the same. During the early years of the twentieth century, postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of Manhattan snapping images and documenting landmarks and important new architectural masterpieces, such as the Singer Building (1908), the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower (1909), and the Woolworth Building (1913)—each of which succeeded the other as the world’s tallest building at the time of their respective completion. Also celebrated were the engineering feats of the Brooklyn Bridge and the elevated trains and early subway, as well as popular amusements such as the original Madison Square Garden and the Hippodrome, which occupied an entire city block at Longacre Square—since renamed Times Square. Scenic views of the city from a distance were equally popular—and in fact led to the coining of the word "skyline" in 1896. This charming keepsake volume is the perfect souvenir for architecture and history buffs and makes a wonderful gift.

Tales from the Tailgate

Author: Stephen J. Koreivo
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1463416873
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In January 2013, Tales from the Tailgate received an Honorable Mention from the New England Book Festival at the Omni Parker Hotel. Today, one hundred-twenty NCAA schools compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Over the past 30 years, one fan made the effort to attend a game played by every team at least once. He did it, and he has two kids and has been married to the same woman for 22 years! Here is his fun story every college football fan will enjoy reading!

Hopatcong A Century of Memories

Author: Martin Kane
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738550213
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Within easy reach of large cities to the east, Lake Hopatcong - situated at over 900 feet above sea level - was a perfect vacation destination. From the 1880s through the 1930s, the Lake welcomed thousands of people each year, including leaders of government, industry, and entertainment. Lower daytime temperatures and cool evenings made the region a welcome respite from the urban centers to the east. As the area developed as a resort, the borough of Brooklyn was founded on Lake Hopatcong's west shore in the waning years of the nineteenth century. Soon renamed the Borough of Hopatcong, it experienced rapid growth and development. In this exciting new volume, you are invited to take a look back at Hopatcong's first century - to experience the eary years, visit the grand hotels, meet the rich and famous who passed through, and relive the night life that caused thousands to flock here each summer.