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Waves of Culture: The Ebb and Flow of the Hungarian Immigrant Population in Franklin, New Jersey

Nomads The history of the Hungarian people suggests that they have always had nomadic tendencies. In fact, historical records suggest that the first Hungarians (or Magyar) had migrated across Asia to eventually settle in the Danube valley in 896 AD. … 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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Save the Clock Tower! – Hungarians in Franklin

Hungarian immigrants have been part of Franklin since its inception in the early 1900’s. Many flocked to this small corner of northern New Jersey to work in the zinc mines of Franklin Furnace. In 1913 Franklin was officially recognized as … Continue reading

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