Legendary Locals of Montclair

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In the 1870s, railroads transformed Montclair from a rural retreat to a haven for influential businessmen and artists. They came for the orderly government, excellent schools, flourishing churches, able physicians, and attractive families. Actress Laura Keene sought the area's healthy atmosphere after contracting tuberculosis. Civil War hero Dr. J.J.H. Love was influential in organizing the first hospital. Other Civil War notables include Medal of Honor recipient Abram Haring and Gen. John C. Tidball. After famed painter George Inness made Montclair his home, dozens of artists came to be near him and share his influences. Today's roster of artists continues to be amazing: Oliver Lake, Frankie Faison, Horace Ott, George Walker, Olympia Dukakis, and Louis Zorich. Legendary Locals of Montclair shares the inspiring tales of songwriter Herman Hupfeld; Lucy Stone, founder of the American Suffrage Association; medical pioneers Emily and Elizabeth Blackwell; pastor Harry Emerson Fosdick; violin maker Carleen Hutchins; astronaut Buzz Aldrin; inventor Carleton Ellis; and baseball greats Yogi Berra and Larry Doby.
ISBN: 9781467100533
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 163
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Elizabeth Shepard, a professional archivist in New York, was the Montclair Public Library Local History archivist from 1995 to 2001. In 2003, she coauthored Images of America: Montclair with her father, Royal Shepard, the former Montclair historian. Mike Farrelly has been Montclair's official historian since 2004.
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