Wicked Tales from the Highlands

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The Highlands was first sighted by Henry Hudson himself and is known as the place where the Jersey shore begins. Its beaches are perennially crowded with sunbathers, swimmers and families. But buried under the sands, the Highlands hides sins from the past. Sandy Hook claimed North America's first European murder victim, a passenger on Hudson's Half Moon. During Prohibition, mobsters supplied Bay Avenue businesses with plenty of booze. A man accused of shooting another with a cannon performed an Old West style jailbreak. And sometimes, soldiers stationed along the shores caused more trouble than they prevented. Read about these and other wicked deeds committed in New Jersey's Highlands.
ISBN: 9781609494421
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: Wicked
Images: 68
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John P. King is a former Red Bank Regional High School teacher of Latin and French. Since 1995, he has been researching and writing about the history of Highlands, New Jersey, almost exclusively. King and his wife of thirty-eight years, Helen, ran a bed-and-breakfast for a number of years from their historically important old home, which inspired his interest in all aspects of the history of Highlands. Over the years, he has contributed a large number of historical vignette, style articles to local papers and has written or edited some half-dozen history books on Highlands. Currently, King is in the final revision of a historical novel set in Highlands during the Revolutionary War and the early nineteenth century. He can be contacted at ka2fka2f@yahoo.com.
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