Stanhope and Byram

Author: Jennifer Jean Miller
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467122157
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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."

Watchung

Author: David B. Page
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738509594
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Rockaway Township

Author: Eleanor C. Mason
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738573014
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Rockaway Township has been blessed with two significant natural resources: a rich deposit of magnetite iron ore and an abundance of water. Both played a major role in the history of the township. In the early 1700s, iron ore was discovered at Mount Hope and Hibernia. The area's mines provided iron ore from Colonial times to the 20th century, and products made from it contributed to the success of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War. Farms in Marcella, Lyonsville, Beach Glen, and Meriden provided agricultural products for the mining villages. In Rockaway Township, photographs tell the story of the township's rich mining history and its history as a vacation area. Vacation communities flourished into the 1950s and attracted an influx of people from various ethnic backgrounds, adding to the township's diversity. In the 1970s, the last segment of Route 80 was completed, beginning Rockaway's transformation into a flourishing suburban community.

Marilyn Monroe Unveiled

Author: Jason Edward Kennedy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991429158
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio Love in Japan Korea and Beyond

Author: Jennifer Jean Miller
Publisher: J.J. Avenue Productions
ISBN: 9780991429103
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The love story between Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio is a timeless tale. Both of these legends had extraordinary careers in their individual fields, as well as remarkable existences. This book chronicles each of their lives, from the days before they met, until that magical night in 1952 when their paths finally crossed. Their lives would never be the same after that. Though their marriage lasted for nine months, their love endured beyond those years and her death in 1962 -- Joe's heart yearned for no one else, even at his deathbed thirty-seven years after her untimely passing. This account shares of their love and focuses on their marriage in 1954, and their trip to Japan and her trip to Korea, during the nearly one month time span that the couple was in the Far East together. The author's collections of rare and unpublished photographs (some never-before-seen), especially from their time in Japan and Marilyn's in Korea (released in tandem with the sixtieth anniversary of their trip to the Far East), as well as memorabilia from both of the stars from the author's collection, are treasures that accompany this story. This book weaves in elements about baseball, entertainment, the military, the tragedies of stardom, and above all, the love Marilyn and Joe shared. The story told here unveils other characters in the casts of both of their lives, including interviews with family members of Marilyn Monroe who run the "Marilyn Monroe Family" website, headed by Marilyn's second cousin, Jason Edward Kennedy. This book begins to also debunk the myths and propaganda about the life and death of Marilyn Monroe. Additionally, controversy within Joe's final days is also explored. "Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio - Love In Japan, Korea & Beyond,"" is the first book in the series endorsed by MarilynMonroeFamily.com, the website run by the relatives of William Marion Hogan, Marilyn Monroe's great-uncle.

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.

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.

The Realm of Possibility

Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307490032
Format: PDF
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This collection of linked poems from David Levithan, the author of the New York Times bestseller Every Day and the groundbreaking classic Boy Meets Boy and the co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), will introduce you to a world of unforgettable and emotionally resonant voices. Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility— it is always expanding, it is never what you think it is. Everything around us was once deemed impossible. From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting her arm around the metalhead. As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits are of our own world’s devising. And yet, every day we each do so many things that were once impossible to us. Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have. These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won’t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger. A MARGARET A. EDWARDS AWARD WINNER AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK FOR THE TEEN AGE “Luminous . . . each voice sings with hope, humor and possibility.” —Time Out New York Kids From the Hardcover edition.

A Lucky Man

Author: Jamel Brinkley
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555979955
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FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. A teen intent on proving himself a man through the all-night revel of J’Ouvert can’t help but look out for his impressionable younger brother. A pair of college boys on the prowl follow two girls home from a party and have to own the uncomfortable truth of their desires. And at a capoeira conference, two brothers grapple with how to tell the story of their family, caught in the dance of their painful, fractured history. Jamel Brinkley’s stories, in a debut that announces the arrival of a significant new voice, reflect the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them, especially in a world shaped by race, gender, and class—where luck may be the greatest fiction of all.