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Since its 1668 purchase by Captain William Sandford, a nine and three-quarter square mile piece of landbetween the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers, known since 1898 as the Township of Kearny, has been at the crossroads of history. Industry, great estates, Scottish culture, and world-famous soccer teams have peppered Kearny with a rich, but little-known history. For the first time, the vast holdings of the Kearny Museum, the AT&T Archives, and personal postcard and photograph collections are assembled in one place: Kearny. This book, developed in conjunction with the Kearny Museum, brings the little-known history of Kearny to life. More than 200 photographs and author Barbara Krasner's painstaking research beautifully and eloquently detail the story of the town, known at different times in its past as Mighgecticok, New Barbadoes Neck, Lodi, Harrison, and of course, Kearny. These pages offer a wonderful journey through the "City of Opportunity" and its storied past, full of kilts, bagpipes, copper mines, textile mills, war heroes, and World Cup Champions.
ISBN: 9780738504032
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A native of Kearny, Barbara Krasner is a professional writer and dedicated historian, whose articles and research have appeared in many respected journals and magazines, including Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and Family Chronicle. In the compilation of this volume, Ms. Krasner has worked closely with the Kearny Museum, which will receive all royalties from the sale of this book.
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