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Clark explores a community with a history dating from 1864, the height of the Civil War. Accessed by Exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway, Clark was originally the Fifth Ward of Rahway until a group of disgruntled farmers, led by founding fathers Robert A. Russell, William Bloodgood, William H. Enders, Smith Woodruff, and Judge Hugh H. Bowne, declared its independence and established a self-governing township. The men named the town for a local American patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Abraham Clark. The vintage photographs included here represent Clark's history from its days as a rural farm town of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to its current status as a thriving suburban community.
ISBN: 9780738513058
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Clark councilman and municipal historian Brian P. Toal is a lifelong Clarkite and the author of Clark's one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary journal. He serves as curator of Clark's museum and archives and has conducted many educational programs that highlight Clark's glorious past.
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