Legendary Locals of Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Legendary Locals of Fair Lawn, New Jersey

by Jane Lyle Diepeveen, Cornell Christianson
     
 

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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467101066
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/03/2014
Series:
Legendary Locals Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
604,911
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author


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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