Mount Olive, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

Overview


Mount Olive Township, located in northwest Morris County, is comprised of two diverse communities: Flanders and Budd Lake. Flanders is a quiet, pastoral village settled in 1750, with the Flanders Methodist Church as its center. Budd Lake's most dominant feature is the largest natural lake in New Jersey. Both communities were farming, mining, and milling areas, and Budd Lake was also a bustling summer resort area from the mid-nineteenth into the twentieth century. As the township celebrates its 130th anniversary,...
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Overview


Mount Olive Township, located in northwest Morris County, is comprised of two diverse communities: Flanders and Budd Lake. Flanders is a quiet, pastoral village settled in 1750, with the Flanders Methodist Church as its center. Budd Lake's most dominant feature is the largest natural lake in New Jersey. Both communities were farming, mining, and milling areas, and Budd Lake was also a bustling summer resort area from the mid-nineteenth into the twentieth century. As the township celebrates its 130th anniversary, Mount Olive brings together the history of these two different communities. Photographs in this collection include those of the gristmills and farms, the neighborhoods surrounding them, and the resort areas around the lake. The book beautifully portrays an era and a way of life long past. Mount Olive begins with the township's earliest days and includes the recollections of longtime residents and a newcomer's delight.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738505138
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 827,580
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Rita L. Hilbert, director of the Mount Olive Public Library and a founding member of the Mount Olive Township Historical Society, has completed this pictorial tribute. Royalties from the sale of Mount Olive will be used to continue the collection, preservation, and display of historical documents and artifacts at the Mount Olive Public Library.
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