Rocky Hill, Kingston and Griggstown

Rocky Hill, Kingston and Griggstown

by Jeanette K. Muser


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Rocky Hill, Kingston, and Griggstown presents a portrait of three small historical villages along the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, one of the most popular recreational areas in New Jersey. The importance of this 5-mile stretch--from the colonial period through the mid-twentieth century--is
documented in this outstanding pictorial collection of carefully selected images. During the agricultural colonial era, these three Millstone
River valley hamlets saw numerous Revolutionary War
troop movements and enjoyed George Washington's stay at Rockingham in 1783. A copper mine and a quarry were early commercial enterprises, but it was the completion of the Delaware and Raritan Canal and a railroad spur that brought sudden commercial and industrial growth to the area. The images collected in this book focus on the lives and the work of ordinary people as the towns changed from rural hamlets to commercial centers and, more recently, to quaint residential villages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531637064
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/16/1998
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

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