Brielle, New Jersey: A Brief History

Brielle, New Jersey: A Brief History

by Raymond F. Shea


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596296404
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Series: Brief Histories Series
Pages: 159
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The Union Landing Historical Society, formed in 1973, includes members from New Jersey and all over the United States with a common interest in learning about, researching, and preserving the history of the Borough of Brielle. The Society has completed a restoration and documentation of the Osborn Family Burial Ground, established a 9-11 Memorial, and placed markers at historical sites in Brielle. The Society also awards an annual scholarship for excellence in history and sponsors historical programs open to the public at its general membership meetings.
Raymond F. Shea, the main author for this book, is currently the President of the Union Landing Historical Society and chairman of the Society's book committee. He has been actively involved with the society since 2001 and served as the editor of the Arcadia book on Brielle (Images of America).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction. Statistics and Facts about Brielle 9

Chapter 1 The Lenni-Lenape and European Colonization 11

Chapter 2 Colonial Life in Union Landing 23

Chapter 3 Union Landing after the Revoludon 35

Chapter 4 The Coasting Trade 39

Chapter 5 Real Estate Development and the Rise of Tourism 57

Chapter 6 Brielle, New Jersey, Incorporated 1919 83

Chapter 7 The Baby Borough Grows Up 103

Chapter 8 The War Years in Brielle 119

Chapter 9 Suburban Brielle Takes Hold 131

Chapter 10 Fifty Years and Beyond 145

Epilogue 155

Bibliography 157

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