New Jersey: A Guide to Its Present and Past

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Newark
Railroad Stations: Pennsylvania Station, Raymond Blvd. and McCarter Highway, for Pennsylvania R.R., Lehigh Valley R.R. and Hudson and Manhattan R.R.; Jersey Central Station, 836 Broad St., for Jersey Central R.R., Baltimore and Ohio R.R. and Reading Co.; Lackawanna Station, Broad St. at Lackawanna Pl., for Lackawanna R.R.; Erie Station, E. end 4th Ave., for Erie R.R.
Bus Stations: Public Service Terminal, so Park Pl., for Public Service, Greyhound, All-American, Golden Arrow, Jersey Central-Reading, Safeway, Martz, Pan- American, Champlain, and Edwards. Pennsylvania Railroad Station also for Public Service, Greyhound, Champlain, and Jersey Central-Reading; 1190 Raymond Blvd. for De Camp.
Airport: 1.8 m. S. on McCarter Highway; 1 m. E. on US 1 to Newark Airport for Eastern Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Transcontinental and Western Air.
Taxis: Yellow Cabs, 15¢ first ¼ m., 5¢ each additional ¼ m.; all other cabs, 50¢ flat within city limits.
Streetcars and Busses: 5¢ within city limits; no transfers.
Traffic Regulations: No turns on red lights; no turns at Broad and Markets Sts. Watch street signs for parking limitations, one-way streets, and prohibited turns.
Accommodations: Hotels and boarding houses; no seasonal rates.
Information Service: Newark Evening News, 215 Market St.; Newark Sunday Call, 71 Halsey St.; Chamber of Commerce, 20 Branford Pl.; Public Service Terminal, 80 Park Pl.; Public Library, 5 Washington St.
Theaters and Motion Picture Houses: Shubert Theater, vaudeville and occasional road shows; Mosque Theater, concerts and occasional opera; 55 motion picture houses.
Golf: Weequahic Park, 9 holes, greens fees 25¢ per person Mon.-Fri., 50¢ Sat., Sun. and holidays. Hendricks field golf course, 18 holes, 50¢ per person Mon.-Fri., $1 Sat., Sun. and holidays.
Tennis: Weequahic and Branch Brook Parks, 10¢ per hour.
Boating: Weequahic and Branch Brook Parks, 30¢ per hour.
Fishing: Weequahic and Branch Brook Parks.
Riding: Weequahic and Branch Brook Parks.
Baseball: Ruppert Stadium, 258 Wilson Ave., International League.
Annual Events: Metropolitan Opera (one night), January; Dog Show, second week in February; Indoor Polo Championship, fourth week in March; Horse Show, first week in May, and third week in December; Flower Show, second week in May; Trotting Races, every Saturday from May 30 to October 12, also July 4 and first week in September; Symphony Concerts (open-air), variable dates during June; Electrical Show, October; Automobile Show, third week in November; Stamp Exhibition, November. Bach B Minor Mass, May.

NEWARK (33 alt., 442,337 pop.) occupies the western bank of the Passaic River where it joins Newark Bay. Westward, the wooded skyline of the Watchung Mountains overlooks the city and its suburbs. Eastward the city faces the gaunt flatlands of the Hackensack, with Jersey City and New York often visible from its taller buildings.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Sponsors' Forewords v
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Illustrations xv
  • Maps xxi
  • General Information xxiii
  • Calendar of Events xxix
  • Part I - New Jersey: the General View 1
  • A New Jersey Silhouette 3
  • Natural Setting 7
  • Archeology and Indians 28
  • History 35
  • Government 55
  • Industry and Commerce 69
  • Labor 79
  • Agriculture 89
  • The Press 110
  • Racial and National Groups 118
  • Folklore and Folkways 126
  • Education 134
  • Religion 142
  • The Arts 151
  • Part II - Cities and Towns 187
  • Atlantic City 189
  • Bayonne 201
  • Bordentown 207
  • Burlington 216
  • Camden 225
  • Elizabeth 238
  • Freehold 250
  • Hackensack 256
  • Hoboken 262
  • Jersey City 270
  • Morristown 283
  • Mount Holly 292
  • New Brunswick 298
  • Newark 312
  • The Oranges and Maplewood 339
  • Passaic 345
  • Paterson 349
  • Perth Amboy 361
  • Princeton 370
  • Salem 390
  • Trenton 398
  • Part III - Tours 415
  • Part IV - Appendices 687
  • Bibliography 697
  • Index 705
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