Hazlet Township, New Jersey (Images Of America Series)

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Hazlet Township--originally composed of four separate villages known as Hazlet, Mechanicsville, North Centerville, and West Keansburg--celebrates its 150th anniversary in 1998, and this marvelous new book has been created to commemorate that occasion. Residents of Hazlet will learn about the community's development since 1900, and study its most significant period of growth--beginning around 1955.

The earliest images contained in this volume illustrate Hazlet's rural past, ...

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Overview


Hazlet Township--originally composed of four separate villages known as Hazlet, Mechanicsville, North Centerville, and West Keansburg--celebrates its 150th anniversary in 1998, and this marvelous new book has been created to commemorate that occasion. Residents of Hazlet will learn about the community's development since 1900, and study its most significant period of growth--beginning around 1955.

The earliest images contained in this volume illustrate Hazlet's rural past, depicting farms and the rustic character of the township. Other photographs represent the history of the township's municipal and public service centers, such as the post office, railroad station, and fire departments. Following World War II, the township began to lose its village divisions, and Hazlet Township describes this change in detail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738564302
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 938,895
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author


Author William B. Longo is a resident of Hazlet who has been recording the township's history since his childhood. This book joins those based on the other five communities in the original Raritan Township--Aberdeen-Matawan, Holmdel, Keansburg, Keyport, and Union Beach--in the Images of America series, completing a comprehensive portrait of this 1848 jurisdiction. Longtime residents of the area will surely appreciate this installment in the history of the region.
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