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Local History posts about Glen Rock, NJ

Welcome to our Blog!  Our posts will be on a variety of topics, all relating to Glen Rock's history - basically, whatever catches my fancy.  Let me know what you'd like to see!

For this year's Quasquicentennial Celebration, The Rock Recorder Blog will post a chronological (as much as possible) history of Glen Rock, NJ.  My main source for framing this series is an unpublished manuscript in the Glen Rock Historical & Preservation Society's arc...

As part of Glen Rock's Quasquicentennial Celebration (125 years since Incorporation in 1894), I spoke about three of Glen Rock's heroes at the kick-off event last weekend.  Here is the text of my talk, for those unable to attend last Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Thank y...

For this year's Quasquicentennial Celebration, The Rock Recorder Blog will post a chronological (as much as possible) history of Glen Rock, NJ.  My main source for framing this series is an unpublished manuscript in the Glen Rock Historical & Preservation Society's arc...

For this year's Quasquicentennial Celebration, The Rock Recorder Blog will post a chronological (as much as possible) history of Glen Rock, NJ.  My main source for framing this series is an unpublished manuscript in the Glen Rock Historical & Preservation Society's arc...

What's a "quasquicentennial", you might ask?  It is a fancypants way to say "Happy 125th Birthday"!  On September 14, 2019, Glen Rock will be celebrating its 125 years of being an independent borough.  Mark your calendars now because you won't want to miss the fun, foo...

As we stop this Veterans Day and remember the men and women who have served our country in peacetime and in war, my attention returns to The Rock and the bronze plaque affixed to its surface.  The plaque, installed in 1921, is the borough's World War I Memorial; it lis...

November 5, 2017

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, when peace finally came to the Western Front following the four years of hell that was known as The Great War, was originally called Armistice Day but now it is venerated in the U. S. as Veterans Day.  Vetera...

September 3, 2017

It is easy to overlook this modest memorial: a ship’s bell, on a granite boulder, in Veterans Park along Main Street.  One’s eyes are naturally drawn most immediately to the beautiful, serene 9-11 Memorial located nearby.  But the little bell has a story to tell as wel...

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