Morris Plains

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Morris Plains is where Teddy Roosevelt, Gustave Stickley, Thomas Edison, Buffalo Bill, Lillian Russell, and the Flora Dora girls came to dine. It is home to the first mighty Arabian horses ever to be spirited out of the Arabian desert, and where the wealthy and powerful built luxurious mansions and caught the "Millionaire's Special" to New York.Watnong Plains is the early name for the flat land on either side of West Hanover Avenue, including part of what later became Morris Township. Morris Plains is the story of that place: the early forges and mills on the Watnong Brook, the small settlement at Five Corners, the expansion north and west with the coming of the railroad, and the building of the New Jersey Asylum for the Insane. You will discover where the first settler built a sawmill in 1685 andhow to find the 1866 schoolhouse, now thriving as an apartment building. The 250-year-old building that once housed Morris Plains's first general store is still here––you probably pass it dozens of times ayear, if not daily. And if you have never discovered the ancient Stone Steps, here is your chance to verify their existence.
ISBN: 9780738504827
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Virginia Dyer Vogt has written for many area businesses as a communications professional and has managed the marketing communications departments for several large corporations. She is now a freelance writer and novelist and has written and designed several publications on Morris Plains history. Daniel B. Myers is retired from the Bell Atlantic Corporation and is the Morris Plains town historian. He manages the research and development for the museum's publications.
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