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.

Newark

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.

Bloomfield Through Time

Author: Richard Rockwell
Publisher: America Through Time
ISBN: 9781635000276
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Explore Bloomfield's past through richly detailed photographs digitally repaired and enhanced from original negatives of Bloomfield scenes 100 years ago. The photos tell the story of a town that went from farms and water-powered-mills to industrial to mostly residential somewhere between urban and suburban and how the town was shaped by transportation starting with the Morris Canal, then electric trolleys and railroads, and then the Garden State Parkway. From a time when large Victorian houses with people-friendly porches fell out of favor and were either demolished to be replaced by apartment buildings or stripped of their character and covered with the latest fad in siding material. You'll find yourself wondering what defines historic character and how much of that character is worth preserving.

Gentleman Revolutionary

Author: Richard Brookhiser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439104088
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Since 1996, Richard Brookhiser has devoted himself to recovering the Founding for modern Americans. The creators of our democracy had both the temptations and the shortcomings of all men, combined with the talents and idealism of the truly great. Among them, no Founding Father demonstrates the combination of temptations and talents quite so vividly as the least known of the greats, Gouverneur Morris. His story is one that should be known by every American -- after all, he drafted the Constitution, and his hand lies behind many of its most important phrases. Yet he has been lost in the shadows of the Founders who became presidents and faces on our currency. As Brookhiser shows in this sparkling narrative, Morris's story is not only crucial to the Founding, it is also one of the most entertaining and instructive of all. Gouverneur Morris, more than Washington, Jefferson, or even Franklin, is the Founding Father whose story can most readily touch our hearts, and whose character is most sorely needed today. He was a witty, peg-legged ladies' man. He was an eyewitness to two revolutions (American and French) who joked with George Washington, shared a mistress with Talleyrand, and lost friends to the guillotine. In his spare time he gave New York City its street grid and New York State the Erie Canal. His keen mind and his light, sure touch helped make our Constitution the most enduring fundamental set of laws in the world. In his private life, he suited himself; pleased the ladies until, at age fifty-seven, he settled down with one lady (and pleased her); and lived the life of a gentleman, for whom grace and humanity were as important as birth. He kept his good humor through war, mobs, arson, death, and two accidents that burned the flesh from one of his arms and cut off one of his legs below the knee. Above all, he had the gift of a sunny disposition that allowed him to keep his head in any troubles. We have much to learn from him, and much pleasure to take in his company.

Historic Photos Of Newark

Author: Sharon Hazard
Publisher:
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.

Gouverneur Morris

Author: William Howard Adams
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300127041
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A plainspoken, racy patrician who distrusted democracy but opposed slavery and championed freedom for all minorities, an important player in the American Revolution, later an astute critic of the French Revolution, Gouverneur Morris remains an enigma among the founding generation. This comprehensive, engrossing biography tells his robust story, including his celebrated love affairs during his long stay in Europe. Morris’s public record is astonishing. One of the leading figures of the Constitutional Convention, he put the Constitution in its final version, including its opening Preamble. As Washington’s first minister to Paris, he became America’s most effective representative in France. A successful, international entrepreneur, he understood the dynamics of commerce in the modern world. Frankly cosmopolitan, he embraced city life as a creative center of civilization and had a central role in the building of the Erie Canal and in laying out the urban grid plan of Manhattan. William Howard Adams describes Morris’s many contributions, talents, sophistication, and wit, as well as his romantic liaisons, free habits, and free speech. He brings to life a fascinating man of great stature, a founding father who receives his due at last.

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.