Linden, New Jersey

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Like many of New Jersey's older towns, Linden owes its existence to the enterprising and visionary Puritan colonists from Long Island who sought religious freedom and better farmland among the virgin wilderness of northeastern New Jersey. Close upon the heels of these pioneering and hard-working farmers, legions of merchants and artisans flocked to the small villages they established, thus ensuring industry, culture, and expansion for centuries to come. Linden's unique offering of picturesque setting, between Staten Island Sound and the Rahway River, and its proximity to major urban centers, such as Newark, Elizabeth, and New York City, has contributed greatly to the community's overall growth and continues to attract new people chasing the same dreams and destinies that the first settlers sought. With over 100 illustrations, Linden, New Jersey chronicles the exciting story of a community that has survived wars and depressions and flourished both economically and culturally in times of prosperity. Journeying across an evolving landscape, readers will experience firsthand the early settlers' struggles against both land and man, the fear and violence from the British and Hessian raids during the Revolutionary War, and an assortment of events that shook Linden, from local political discord to dutiful service during times of national crisis. This comprehensive volume recalls much more than traditional textbook history, but celebrates the township's diverse population, such as the historic Jewish community, and immigrant cultures that have called Linden home over the years.
ISBN: 9780738523651
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Local historian Lauren Pancurak Yeats has composed a highly readable and highly visual history of Linden, remembering Linden's major personalities, places, and events. Readers of all generations, both native and newcomer, will find Linden's story compelling and insightful in understanding the town's and northern New Jersey's unyielding spirit for progress.