Category Archives: Interesting People

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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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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William Winds: A Revolutionary General

In 2013, Denville celebrated its centennial, but the town’s history goes well beyond the past century.  In fact, while doing research for an online exhibit, I came across a man who lived in the area who was an integral part … Continue reading

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Prohibition’s Legend: Enoch “Nucky” Johnson

To many people in the 1920’s, Enoch “Nucky” Johnson was the man who ran Atlantic City with a velvet fist, the Jazz Age Titan and the undisputed “boss” of the political machine. Today, Boardwalk Empire fans identify Johnson with television … Continue reading

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Documentary Revolution ‘ 67

Introduction History is alive through the stories of others. We are all part of history. The documentary, Revolution ‘ 67, discussed the story of the Newark riots. Many individuals were featured in this video. This documentary included interviews from Tom … Continue reading

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The Melodic Protest: America’s Songs of the Prohibition

In the era of Prohibition, artistic expression became a way to communicate dissatisfaction for the ban on alcohol and hatred for the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The ratification was certified on January 16th, 1919, prohibiting the “manufacture, … Continue reading

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Little House on the Prairie, err… Zinc Mine – The “Pioneer” Life of Hungarians in Franklin, New Jersey

A Place to Gather While researching the history of the Hungarian Reformed Church of Franklin, New Jersey, I couldn’t help but think back to the 70s television show, “Little House on the Prairie,” and see the parallel roles the church … Continue reading

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