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The seat of Morris County, Morristown began as a small rural settlement centered around a common green. The small village soon earned its place in American history when George Washington chose to make Morristown the site of his headquarters twice during the Revolutionary War. Just a few decades later, history was made again when Samuel Morse made Alfred Vail his partner in developing the telegraph at Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown. The town continued to grow as successive immigrant groups created ethnic enclaves. The Gilded Age came to Morristown, and by 1900, dozens of millionaires called the community home and brought the trappings of wealth, from lavish homes to social clubs. Today, while Morristown continues to evolve, numerous historic sites and museums document its rich past.
ISBN: 9780738592800
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 190
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
­ Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika began her love of history as a child during trips to Morristown National Historical Park. A lifelong resident of Morris County, she has held positions at several of Morristown's historic sites and spent 12 years as director of the Morris County Historical Society.
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