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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  My main source for framing this series is an unpublished manuscript in the Glen Rock Historical & Preservation Society's arc...

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  My main source for framing this series is an unpublished manuscript in the Glen Rock Historical & Preservation Society's arc...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  My main source for framing this series is an unpublished manuscript in the Glen Rock Historical & Preservation Society's arc...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...

Continuing with our celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the Glen Rock Police Department, this Blog post will focus on John J. Mulqueen, the 3rd GRPD Chief (1953 - 1958).  Chief Mulqueen also ties in nicely with our current World War I Honor Rol...

100 years ago, on September 1st, 1918, the Glen Rock Police Department (GRPD) was officially organized.  This is not to say that Glen Rock was a lawless place before that date, but the growth and needs of the new borough, incorporated in 1894, made it impossible for th...

Glen Rock Historical & Preservation Society (GRHPS) Board Members Anne Ciliberti and Barbara Schineller recently did an analysis of the 1900 Federal Census and the 1915 New Jersey State Census for our recent History Day focusing on immigration and the railroad's role i...

Thomas Lawson Hawkins was born in 1923 in Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to Glen Rock with his parents, William and Rebecca, when he was a young child.  The family lived in several homes over the years, residing on Hamilton Avenue and Broad Street before settling...

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