New 33 Page Illustrated Booklet. The early days of Bergen County, NJ, and its various communities -- Bull's Ferry, Fort Lee, Franklin, Hackensack, Harrington, Hohokus, Hopper, New Barbadoes, New Prospect, Paramus, Saddle River, Tappan, and Washington -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 33 page Booklet reprinted from two hard to find books: the 1847 edition of John Warner Barber and Henry Howe's "Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey" and "New Jersey, a Guide to Its Present and Past," a WPA project published in 1939. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper, with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A sheet of clear vinyl has been added to protect the front cover. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1844, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1939 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and varied topics in the booklet are: Early settlers; a physical description of the county; The Manufacture of Wampum (Indian Money); the Palisade Rocks in Hackensack Township on the Hudson River; Storming of a Blockhouse by Gen. Wayne in 1780, as described by George Washington; the Execution of Major Andre (British Spy who's capture led to exposure of Benedict Arnold); Massacre of Col. Baylor and His Light Dragoons near Tappan; Military Operations in New Barbadoes; Washington's Headquarters at Peter Zabriskie Home; Revolutionary War Happenings in the Area; an Incident Involving Aaron Burr; Graveyard Inscriptions; a special section on Hackensack; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The booklet contains delightful hand-drawn sketches by Barber and Howe depicting: the Palisades on the Hudson River, the Place of Andre's Execution, and the Courthouse and a Church in Hackensack.
Bergen County, NJ
Sources: Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey / History of Bergen County
Authors: John Warner Barber and Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1847
Original Publisher: Louis H. Everts
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