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Explore the lesser-known stories that make up New Jersey's compelling hidden history. Uncover the meaning of Jersey Blues," celebrate some of the state's bravest Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers and investigate Jersey City's most infamous ghost. From the inferno that engulfed Asbury Park, to the benevolent side of Frank Hague, to the equestrienne who plunged forty feet into a pool of water on horseback in Atlantic City, rediscover these and many other events from New Jersey's storied past."
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Joseph Bilby is trustee of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association, publications editor for its 150th Anniversary Committee and assistant curator of the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey. James Madden is trustee of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association and its 150th Anniversary Committee, a trustee of the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APGEN) and a trustee of the Jerramiah T. Healy Charitable Foundation for a Better Jersey City.
Table of Contents
The Jersey Blues 9
"Scotch Willie" Maxwell: New Jersey's Forgotten General 16
The Great Hoboken Humbug 23
"I Rather Think Some of Us Will Never Come Out" 29
The Great Jersey City Haunting 36
Hoboken's Forever Ship, 1841-1881 41
Once Upon a Time in Newark 49
Turmoil in Trenton 58
Jersey City Gets "Ripped" 63
Trouble on Garret Mountain 70
Asbury's Inferno 77
The Plight of the Pineys 83
Frank Hague the Benevolent 88
Taking the Plunge in Atlantic City 96
The Once and Future Governor: A. Harry Moore 101
The KJan Comes to New Jersey 109
Heroes of the Mono Castle: The First Separate Battalion 118
Swastikas Over Sussex 125
Through the Hedgerows and On to Paris: Jerseymen Liberate the City of Lights 132
"Newark's Ernie Pyle" 140
Roseville's Mystery Man: The Enigmatic Moe Berg 146
Terror Train in Woodbridge 151
About the Authors 157