Category Archives: Interesting Facts

A Brief Snapshot of Sussex County History

If you go exploring in Sussex County, New Jersey you will find an immense amount of U.S. History.  New Jersey in general has more Revolutionary War history than many people know about.  According to A Guide to New Jersey’s Revolutionary … Continue reading

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Eastside Park: A Contribution to the Nineteenth Century Parks Movement

A Brief History of Eastside Park, Paterson, NJ Former Civil War Colonel Andrew Derrom purchased undeveloped lands on the east side of Paterson and upon which he constructed a home and club house c.1880. Soon thereafter in 1881, H.B. Crosby, … Continue reading

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Mastodons and Mammoths in Northern New Jersey

The mastodons, a close relative to modern day elephants, which were found in America, were called Mammut americanus. The common term mastodon is used because of the close link to the name Mammuthus Primigenius or the woolly mammoth. The mastodon … Continue reading

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Mastodon Hunt

Remember when you were a child and the thought of dinosaurs roaming the Earth just made your mind explode.  The thought of how big a Brachiosaurus was in comparison to a bus and the thought of the most fearsome of … Continue reading

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Sussex County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery Making History

Cemeteries in the United States are generally funded by state and/or federal governments.  There is one exception to that general rule in the works right now in Sussex County New Jersey.  The Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery being built … Continue reading

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The First Hour: A Brief Reflection on the Great Fire of 1902

It was nearing 8am. I had roughly twenty-five minutes before school started so I drove down Broadway to the NJ Transit Bus Terminal. Across the street there were taxis and busses parked in a large lot. I found it funny … Continue reading

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Nucky’s Home Base: The 1920’s Ritz-Carlton Atlantic City

              Today the address 2715 Boardwalk & Iowa Avenue in Atlantic City, NJ is home to the Ritz Condominium Association, officially losing its Ritz-Carlton luster in 1982. However, the redbrick rectangular structure still holds … Continue reading

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