Morristown: A Military Headquarters of the American Revolution

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Morristown, New Jersey first earned its place in history during the Revolutionary War when General George Washington camped here with the Continental army, an event that led to the founding of the first National Historic Park in 1933. Morristown preserves history while keeping up with the times, often forging ahead of the pack and into the future. The Green-once a grazing ground for sheep and cattle-became the site of the first Morris County Courthouse and is still a thriving central gathering place for townspeople. Even many of the Morristown's municipal buildings tell of a past steeped in the Gilded Age, as today's citizens walk the halls once trod by millionaires. Morristown: A Military Headquarters of the American Revolution chronicles the many famous people connected to the area such as Benedict Arnold, who was tried here for treason. A landmark event of the communication industry also occurred here when Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail perfected the magnetic telegraph in a barn. This new volume invites readers for a ride through the past, with glimpses into the lives of one of the world's richest and least-known colonies of wealthy people, the hidden drama and sometime romance of a Revolutionary army camp, and the secret network of tunnels dug beneath the city during Prohibition.
ISBN: 9780738524009
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 author and historian John W. Rae has written several books exploring the history of Morristown, Morris County, and the surrounding area. His extensive research and love for his community shows in the captivating narrative and carefully chosen images of this new volume. In Morristown: A Military Headquarters of the American Revolution, Rae pays tribute to the people who built this town into a business and residential community its people are proud to call home.
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