Legendary Locals of Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn's early history can be traced back to the Lenni-Lenape tribe before the early founders from the 1700s such as Peter Garretson and Jacob Vanderbeck settled the area. Through the years, it has been home to businessmen, entertainers, and even heroes, like police officer Mary Ann Collura who was fatally shot pursuing a suspect. Some have been lifelong members of the community, like Mayor John Cosgrove and state senator Robert Gordon. Marge and Julian Bornstein and Henry "Pop" Milnes are remembered for their service to Fair Lawn. Two youngsters found success on the Broadway stage with Donna Vivino in Wicked and Trevor Braun in Billy Elliot. Legendary Locals of Fair Lawn highlights a variety of the people and businesses who have contributed to both the town and the country.
ISBN: 9781467101066
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 161
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
This is the third in a series of books about Fair Lawn written or cowritten by Fair Lawn historian Jane Lyle Diepeveen. Active in local historic preservation and civic affairs, she served for 20 years on the Fair Lawn Planning Board helping to guide the borough's growth. She coauthored Images of America: Fair Lawn. Lifelong resident Cornell Christianson is a writer and playwright whose musicals can be seen in off-Broadway theaters.
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