Manalapan Township and Englishtown Borough - originally a part of the township - share a long and rich history dating to the Revolutionary War.
From the late 19th to the mid-20th century, 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. The collection includes fascinating photographs, engravings, and postcards illustrating the early rural way of life in these areas, as well as some early views highlight the Battle of Monmouth - fought mostly on the farmlands of Manalapan Township - and other historical landmarks of that period. 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.
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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.