Park Ridge

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Park Ridge portrays the uncommon history of a North Jersey town that is known far beyond its borders for the part it played in early finances. One of the early settlers invented the wampum machine, a device that polished shells that were used as currency. Park Ridge was also known for its self-sufficient artesian well water system. And around 1870, it had the premier amusement center in Bergen County: Island Park. Over the years Park Ridge has had its share of well-known residents, including Pres. Richard M. Nixon.
ISBN: 9780738546117
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Chris Sagona has been a reporter and an editor, and has also served as a trustee of the Pascack Valley History Project. For her work with local newspapers and magazines, she has received the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award for Distinguished Public Service in Journalism and Best Feature Writing, as well as the New Jersey Press Award for First Amendment Writing. For Park Ridge, she has borrowed stunning images from generous community members, police and fire officials, and houses of worships. By combining these images with narrative, she has created a stirring tribute to the town and its people.
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