Hidden History of New Jersey

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Explore the lesser-known stories that make up New Jersey's compelling hidden history. Uncover the meaning of "Jersey Blues," celebrate some of the state's bravest Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers and investigate Jersey City's most infamous ghost. From the inferno that engulfed Asbury Park, to the benevolent side of Frank Hague, to the equestrienne who plunged forty feet into a pool of water on horseback in Atlantic City, rediscover these and many other events from New ...

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Overview

Explore the lesser-known stories that make up New Jersey's compelling hidden history. Uncover the meaning of "Jersey Blues," celebrate some of the state's bravest Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers and investigate Jersey City's most infamous ghost. From the inferno that engulfed Asbury Park, to the benevolent side of Frank Hague, to the equestrienne who plunged forty feet into a pool of water on horseback in Atlantic City, rediscover these and many other events from New Jersey's storied past.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781609494636
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,378,949
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

The Jersey Blues 9

"Scotch Willie" Maxwell: New Jersey's Forgotten General 16

The Great Hoboken Humbug 23

"I Rather Think Some of Us Will Never Come Out" 29

The Great Jersey City Haunting 36

Hoboken's Forever Ship, 1841-1881 41

Once Upon a Time in Newark 49

Turmoil in Trenton 58

Jersey City Gets "Ripped" 63

Trouble on Garret Mountain 70

Asbury's Inferno 77

The Plight of the Pineys 83

Frank Hague the Benevolent 88

Taking the Plunge in Atlantic City 96

The Once and Future Governor: A. Harry Moore 101

The KJan Comes to New Jersey 109

Heroes of the Mono Castle: The First Separate Battalion 118

Swastikas Over Sussex 125

Through the Hedgerows and On to Paris: Jerseymen Liberate the City of Lights 132

"Newark's Ernie Pyle" 140

Roseville's Mystery Man: The Enigmatic Moe Berg 146

Terror Train in Woodbridge 151

About the Authors 157

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