West Orange, New Jersey (Postcard History Series)

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Although West Orange is best known for Thomas Edison, there is much more to this New Jersey town than its famous inventor. Through vintage postcards, West Orange explores the town's history from the days of cable cars that once climbed the mountain to the long-gone amusement park at Crystal Lake. Postcards illustrate how Llewellyn Park and Eagle Rock share a common beginning and West Orange once had two train stations. The familiar roads of home come alive as images reveal West ...

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Overview

Although West Orange is best known for Thomas Edison, there is much more to this New Jersey town than its famous inventor. Through vintage postcards, West Orange explores the town's history from the days of cable cars that once climbed the mountain to the long-gone amusement park at Crystal Lake. Postcards illustrate how Llewellyn Park and Eagle Rock share a common beginning and West Orange once had two train stations. The familiar roads of home come alive as images reveal West Orange's rich history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738563572
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 943,741
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Fagan has family roots that span over four generations in West Orange. Raised and educated in town, he is also the author of Eagle Rock Reservation. The images in West Orange have been proudly selected from the author's personal collection.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Along the Beaten Path: Main Street 9

2 The Pleasant Valley: Pleasantdale 27

3 The Mountain Roads: Northfield, Mount Pleasant and Eagle Rock Avenues 35

4 The Erie Railroad: Watchung/Orange Branch 59

5 Cable Cars to Trolleys: Cable Road 65

6 Laying the Foundation: Praying and Learning 81

7 The Orange Mountain Resort: Eagle Rock 91

8 The Forgotten Era: Crystal Lake 101

9 Behold Nature's Beauty: Llewellyn Park 119

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