Category Archives: Jersey City History

Jersey City Underground Railroad Walking Tour

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Jersey City Garden Post Card – $4., shipping included.

by Original, not mailed To order, send $4. by PayPal to aolsz@bellatlantic.net In A Cycle of Power, The Career of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, Richard J. Connors, described how John V. Kenny’s anti-Hague organization only was able to rent … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jersey City links

by Delivering the “I Have A Dream” Speech in Washington DCJust Behind Dr. King’s right shoulder is Jersey City Police Officer Charles Jackson, who served as security coordinator for the event. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke at least twice in … Continue reading

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Christmas poinsettia first grown in Jersey City

by The popular Christmas poinsettia flower was first cultivated by Mrs. Enteman, a Jersey City horticulturist, in 1923.  Until the 1960s, nearly all commercially grown poinsettias were descendants of this single “Oak Leaf” poinsettia plant. by

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Captain Brown, one of the principal slave dealers of the New World

by Retirement Hall Where Prince William Henry, the son of George III., is said to have dined From Historic Houses of New Jersey by W. Jay Mills, 1902 In old Pamrapaugh, a scattered Dutch settlement frequently visited by hunting-parties from … Continue reading

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The Prior House, Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Battle of Paulus Hook

by The Prior HouseWhere “Light-Horse Harry” and his troop stopped for refreshment before the Battle of Paulus Hook From Historic Houses of New Jersey by W. Jay Mills Out on the Wayne Street marshes, a quarter of a mile from … Continue reading

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History of the Jersey City Fire Department

by Captain John O’Toole, circa 1925 Organized 1829 / Paid 1871 In the spring of 1829, there were several fires in Jersey City (pop. 1,025) and public opinion demanded protection against fire. The Board of Selectmen listened to the demand … Continue reading

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Apple-Tree House – Jersey City – Where Lafayette and Washington ate under the shade of an Apple-Tree

by The Apple Tree House is located at 298 Academy Street, just a few blocks from Journal SquarePhoto by George Eisenman, 1967 From Historic Houses of New Jersey by W. Jay Mills, 1902> About a hundred yards away from the … Continue reading

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The Battle Of Paulus Hook

by Scene of the Battle of Paulus HookNow Grand and Greene Streets, Jersey City From Jersey City And Its Historic Sites By Harriet Phillips Eaton Published 1899 At four o’clock on the afternoon of August _8th, 1779, Major Henry Lee, … Continue reading

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Jersey City’s Oldest House

by From before the Revolutionary War! When traveling on Palisade Avenue, between South and Bowers Streets, just north of the park, one’s attention is riveted by a structure that appears to be a relic from some remote age. The archaic … Continue reading

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