East Hanover

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Adventurous farmers settled between the Passaic and Whippany Rivers more than three hundred years ago. They led hard but simple agrarian lives, interrupted only by the American Revolution. Life continued in this manner until the twentieth century, when residents voted to incorporate East Hanover into an independent political unit. After that vote in 1928, East Hanover slowly transformed from a farming community to a bustling suburb. East Hanover explores the history of this town, using many rare photographs and documents. Unique accounts-the wedding in the local church that impacted the entire world, the patriots who guarded a bridge against British attack, and others-help relate the story. Such a collection of tales and images, including the first library, the devastating Norda fire, and the faces of long-ago schoolchildren, has never before been assembled in one volume.
ISBN: 9780738509655
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Steve Swanbeck grew up in East Hanover, graduated from Central School and Hanover Park High School, and served as editor of the Regional Weekly News. With twenty years of professional writing experience and an insider's knowledge of East Hanover, he combines memorable images with interesting facts about life in this historic New Jersey community.
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