Garfield, New Jersey

Garfield, New Jersey

by Howard D. Lanza
     
 

Garfield was once home to the Lenni Lenape, a tribe within the Algonquin Nation of Native Americans. Later, the Revolutionary War touched the area when many British soldiers entered the district in pursuit of Washington's army. After the war, farmers prospered as the fertile land of the river valley produced abundant crops that were shipped down the Passaic River

Overview


Garfield was once home to the Lenni Lenape, a tribe within the Algonquin Nation of Native Americans. Later, the Revolutionary War touched the area when many British soldiers entered the district in pursuit of Washington's army. After the war, farmers prospered as the fertile land of the river valley produced abundant crops that were shipped down the Passaic River to markets in New York City. In the late 1800s, as cities lying across the river industrialized, Garfield's farms gave way to mills, a trolley and railroads built lines through town, and soon the soaring population attracted a variety of small businesses.

In Garfield, some two hundred vintage photographs, most of which have never before been published, reveal the nature, culture, and character of a community that has been named the City of Champions. Included are views of the local schools, churches, markets, and police and fire departments, as well as many interesting local residents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738510507
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/15/2002
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,090,457
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


This pictorial history shows the author's affection for Garfield, the city his grandparents settled in more than one hundred years ago and in which he resides. Howard D. Lanza, a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, is a retired clinical chemist. In Garfield, he captures the innovative and energetic spirit of the people who formed the city in the last century.

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