Matawan and Aberdeen: Of Town and Field (Making of America Series)

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Established in the late seventeenth century by European settlers, the small-town agricultural region that became Matawan Borough and Aberdeen Township transformed from a colonial-era shipping hub to a bustling center of commerce and manufacturing, as well as a summer resort destination. The residents' ongoing endeavors to preserve the area have fostered the transition into a cherished suburban bedroom community building toward the twenty-first century.
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Overview


Established in the late seventeenth century by European settlers, the small-town agricultural region that became Matawan Borough and Aberdeen Township transformed from a colonial-era shipping hub to a bustling center of commerce and manufacturing, as well as a summer resort destination. The residents' ongoing endeavors to preserve the area have fostered the transition into a cherished suburban bedroom community building toward the twenty-first century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738524030
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Series: Making of America Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 954,515
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Helen Henderson, former president of the Matawan Historical Society and director of the Burrowes Mansion Museum, is a professional writer and author of Around Matawan and Aberdeen, a pictorial history. Through this compelling new volume, she reunites area inhabitants, visitors, and former residents with their communities' rich heritage through vivid narrative and over 100, many previously unpublished, photographs.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2003

    Matawan and Aberdeen: Of Town and Field (Making of America Series)

    Of Town and Field tells the story of a small town, Matawan Borough in Monmouth County, and the farms and people who lived in the surrounding Aberdeen Township. Learn about the area's contributions to the world's fossil record, and how the small town and farms became a modern suburban bedroom community. The book covers the history of the area from pre-history times and it's first settlers to the new millennium and concludes with how the residents pulled together after their losses of 9-11-2001. Although well-researched and packed full of information, the author has also managed to bring out the rich heritage of the area. Readers can experience the narrow escape of a patriotic officer from the forces of the British crown during the American Revolution and the shark attacks that shocked a nation in the early 20th century. Besides being informative, 100 photographs, many vintage and previously unpublished also illustrated the changing times. This interesting and informative book is perfect gift to all current and former residents of Matawan Borough, Aberdeen Township, Cliffwood and Cliffwood Beach. A comprehensive history complete with index and bibliography, Of Town and Field is the companion volume to the pictorial history Around Matawan and Aberdeen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2003

    Matawan and Aberdeen: Of Town and Field (Making of America Series)

    This latest in the Making of America series bring the small town of Matawan Borough to life while showing the transition of what became Aberdeen Township from farmfields to a modern bedroom community. Read about the narrow escape of a Revolutionary war figure, shark attacks that made world headlines, to how the town and township pulled together after the losses of 9-11-2001.

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