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Westfield is a thriving suburban community, rich in history, culture, and civic pride. Located just 22 miles outside of New York City, it is affectionately know as "Colonial Westfield." In 1720, the "West Fields" of Elizabeth Town were settled by English immigrants. During the Revolutionary War, several altercations with the Red Coats took place here. Not only did George Washington stop in Westfield during the Revolutionary War, but it is believed he slept at the home of one of the town's forefathers. After the advent of the railroad in mid-1800s, the small but productive farming village gradually developed into the attractive upscale community it is today. Known for its high standards in education, emphasis on the arts, and religious and civic institutions, Westfield is one of the few suburban towns in New Jersey that continues to maintain an active downtown shopping area, complete with a major department store. With approximately 50 restaurants, it draws visitors from all over the state.
ISBN: 9780738573687
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 206
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jayne Book Salomon is a freelance writer with a monthly column in the Westfield Leader. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Westfield Historical Society, where most of the images for this book were acquired. Their extensive collection dates back to the 19th century.
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