Manalapan Township and Englishtown Borough originally a part of the townshipshare a long and rich history dating to the Revolutionary War. From the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, the township was composed of several small villages that sustained themselves through farming. In creating this book, author Richard J. Dalik seeks to preserve the significance of this thriving stage of the communities’ heritage. Manalapan and Englishtown includes fascinating photographs, engravings, and postcards illustrating the early rural way of life in these areas. Vintage images of farms, mills, houses, schools, churches, streets, and families are presented together with informative captions to transport the reader to an earlier time and another Manalapan. In addition, some early views highlight the Battle of Monmouthfought mostly on the farmlands of Manalapan
Townshipand other historical landmarks of that period.
About the Author
Author Richard Dalik has worked with the Battleground Historical Society to select the 200 pictures in this book, all drawn from that group’s collection and the private collections of members and friends. Mr. Dalik is a native of Manalapan, and his affection for and knowledge of the area’s history are evident in this remarkable new book.