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2021 Year In Review – Mr. Local History’s Top 10 Stories

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Late December and early January are great times to reflect on the year passed and stories that presented themselves. The Mr. Local History Project looks back at the top 10 stories uncovered for 2021 based on reviews made by the editorial board. Don’t get us wrong, we love all of the stories that were researched or recommended by our readership. 2021 was also a growing year for the Mr. Local History Project as our trustees expanded along with our coverage.

What a great year 2021 was for NJ local history.

This year marked a start to stories not only in the Somerset Hills of northern Somerset County, New Jersey, but we now have stories from Westfield, Cranford, Newark, Keyport and are continuing to expand across New Jersey covering local history stories that opens our eyes to the great local history in New Jersey. Here’s to looking back to 2021 and to an even better dive into our collective local history in 2022.

Top 10 Stories for 2021

Basking Ridge High School Dropout Billionaire Jared Isaacman Goes to Outer Space for Charity

Leaving after his freshman year at Ridge Hight School, Jared Isaacman went on a path to be the the greatest non Ridge High School student to ever attend .

Basking Ridge Christmas Eve Sing Returns for its 98th edition even with Omicron

2021 Christmas Eve - Drone - Mr Local History FB
2021 Christmas Eve – Drone – Mr Local History FB

The Peapack Ski Tow – One of the first skiing areas in New Jersey

The 100th Running of the Far Hills Race Meeting & the Mr. Local History Exclusive Keepsake

Far Hills Race Meeting Mr Local History Keepsake - Mr Local History Project

Remembering the 20th Anniversary of the 911 attacks and Family Updates

The Largest Antique Truck Collection in the World is in Basking Ridge

Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Far Hills, New Jersey – Get a Limited Edition Keepsake

Make a donation - get a local map, suitable for framing,

New Jersey’s Best Diner Award and Keepsake Presented by Mr. Local History Project

New Jersey's Ultimate Diner - Broad Street Diner - Keyport-Mr Local History

Three New Jersey Movie Theaters We Almost Lost to Covid-19. MLH Keepsakes Preserve Their History

Bernardsville Cinema - Mr Local History Project

Cataloging Sears Roebuck & Kit Homes in the Somerset Hills

Retrospective: Westfield’s Iconic Jolly Trolley – A town hangout that has never been matched or replaced.

The iconic green and white awnings of Westfield's Jolly Trolley

2021 Mr. Local History Project Achievements

Thanks everyone for a great year studying, presenting, and sharing local history across New Jersey. Here’s what was accomplished:

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