The story of Highland Park begins long before the New Jersey town's founding in 1905, with the Lenape hunting these high woodlands along the banks of the Raritan River thousands of years before the arrival of George Drakebrother of Sir Francis Drakein the seventeenth century.
From British encampments during the Revolution to a 1903 convention of hoboes, through the business and politics of the present, Highland Park's history is full of life and drama.
About the Author
Highland Park Borough Historian Jeanne Kolva and author, historian, and Highland Park native Joanne Pisciotta present here a new history of their town in time for its 2005 centennial celebration. Based on primary sources along with material from the Highland Park Historical Society's archives as well as private collections, this original work brings new life to Highland Park's unique history.