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Paulus Hook was the center of major stage coach routes.

by From The Federalist Fathers and the Founding of Jersey City Originally published in 1927 By Wm. H. Richardson At this juncture a few moments might be profitably spent in considering the place to which these men had turned their … 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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Paulus Hook in Colonial Times

by On Monday, October 9, 1769. Cornelius Van Vorst opened a race track at Paulus Hook. “Sportsmen” from New York City took the ferry over to partake in gambling, cock-fighting, bull-baiting, and riotous alcoholic excess. Michael Cornelisen ran a hotel … Continue reading

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