THE First American Flag and Middlebrook, New Jersey

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Post Views: 1,216 Isn’t it great when you think you knew about something only to find out that someone else has showed up with a different answer? Well, I hate to admit it but I think it’s been done to us again. Did you know the FIRST flying of the official American flag was a small 1777 campground in Middlebrook, New Jersey? TRUE. Where Was That First American Flag Flown?MIDDLEBROOK in BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY! So you’re driving back and forth to work, down 287 then east to Route 22 day…

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Retrospective: The Siblings of a 619 Year Oak Tree

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Post Views: 319 On the 5th anniversary of Basking Ridge, New Jersey losing its 619 year oak tree, the Mr. Local History Project has written a story of hope, commitment, honor, history, and township pride. Yes people, there are children of the mighty oak that Basking Ridge residents lost in 2017. As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, updates are made to this post when we learn additional information. We will continue to expand this post as information becomes available. Mr. Local History Research Team “As people of faith, we’re aware…

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The Besties – The Best of the Best in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Bedminster in Northern Somerset County

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Post Views: 7,531 Bedminster, Bernardsville, Basking Ridge, Far Hills, Peapack/Gladstone also known as The Somerset Hills. It’s time for a real discussion on where to get the best things based on what the LOCALS say! Don’t agree? Post what you think is is best. And if we couldn’t find local, we gave best option. Also check out the Facebook Group – Jersey’s Epic Comfort Food group discussion. Best Food Best Bread: Biagios’  (Stirling) Best Meat/Butcher: Green Village Packing Company (Green Village) Best Bagels: Tie: O’Bagel and Bagels 4 – U…

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Volunteers

The originating founders of the non-profit Mr. Local History Project

Post Views: 231 Have a Passion for Local History? The Mr. Local History Project is ALWAYS looking out for those who want to take an entrepreneurial approach toward history. We are an extremely social group that wants to incorporate those who make a difference by doing! We try, we win, we fail, we learn, and we try again. Some of our ideas work, and some don’t. But we’re always trying to find new ways to share local history. Want to get involved? Drop us a note and lets talk. or…

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The Historic Sand Pit in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Post Views: 864 The lore of Basking Ridge’s Sand Pit – The History NOTE: STILL LOOKING FOR ANY PHOTOS!!!! As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, we often update the post when we learn stories and are sent photos from our community. We will continue to expand this piece as information becomes available. The story is expanding as we learn more about the family. Mr. Local History Project It’s been talked about over the years in hushed circles down at Brush’s deli. It’s been talked about as a racing playground, a…

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Krug’s Tavern 100 Burger Album Honors 90 years!

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Post Views: 673 2022 is the 90th anniversary of Krug’s Tavern. So what better way to kick off the Burger Album by starting with Krug’s Tavern in Newark. Submit your burger pic below. Krug’s Community Photo Album 70+ burgers and Going for #100krugsburgers . Have one to share? Submit below. 90th Anniversary Keepsake Souvenir Honors Krug’s Tavern Krug’s Community Photo Album: Over 100 of the BEST Burgers #100pluskrugsburgers. Have one to share? Submit below. Simply click on any image to start the burger slide show. Send Us that Burger Pic!…

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Top 15 Daytona 500 Destinations to Hit During Speedweeks

Traveling Daytona 500 and Daytona Beach, Florida - Mr. Local History #mrlocalhistory

Want to go to the #Daytona500 Speedweeks and feel like you know where to go? Here’s 20 years of experience all in one place where we’ve highlighted the top 15 Daytona spots to hit during Speedweeks. We’ve loaded THE BEST.

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Somerset Hills Rail Travel & Commuting Over the Last 150 Years

Post Views: 1,260 Ever wonder what it was like to travel on a train back in 1872 in the Somerset Hills? Train service has always been a connector between the Somerset Hills, Hoboken and New York City. Service runs on what’s known as the Gladstone branch of the Morris & Essex Line of the New Jersey Transit system which started as early as 1872 between Bernardsville and Hoboken. Later sections were added reaching out to Peapack and Gladstone in the 1890s so the wealthy could travel to their estates. One…

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Daytona 500 Ticket Price History – Holding Steady even In a Brandon World

Post Views: 3,889 2022 Daytona 500 Update Glad you dropped in for a look. Wanted to provide a quick update on 2022 prices as DIS announced that the 2022 Daytona 500 has sold out. Reserved tickets for the 64th annual Daytona 500, the tradition-rich, prestigious season-opening event for the NASCAR Cup Series, are sold out, Daytona International Speedway announced Wednesday. The race had five consecutive sellouts before last year’s reduced-capacity crowd due to the pandemic and will continue its strong attendance run next month. However, tickets have always been easy…

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Getting Published – Making a Arcadia Local History Book

How to get published. What to know about Arcadia Publishing

Post Views: 5,200 Getting published – Making a local history book using Arcadia. Arcadia Publishing is America’s largest publisher of regional and local history books. Do you have a great idea for a history book and you want to become an author? Arcadia does have a proven process for getting your idea compiled, printed, and distributed. It’s actually quite easy if you have a strong archive, a good sense of history and the research needed, and a small group of promoters that can get the word out. Here’s your chance…

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Origins of Cold as Balls and Cold as a Witch’s Teet

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Post Views: 22,097 Someone asked the question “Where did the term cold as balls come from and why do they say it?” That got us to thinking about another saying, Cold as a Witch’s tit. We had our mission. Man It’s Cold as Balls! Cold as balls is an interesting term. My daughter even says it! You hear it all the time but most guys then respond with; “My balls aren’t cold, so what the heck does cold as balls mean?” Cold as balls as it’s referred to in the…

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Feel Lucky – Enter Chance to Win 100th Far Hills Race Collectible

Far Hills Race Meeting Collectible - Mr Local History Project

Post Views: 814 Enter Chance to win 100th Anniversary Far Hills Race Keepsake. One of our most popular keepsakes is the limited edition 100th anniversary rendering of the Far Hills Race Meeting. Commissioned by the Mr. Local History Project, this keepsake showcases in art the grand event on the front and the history of the event on the back. To enter, just post “Winner” at the bottom of this page in the COMMENTS section . We will pick from all the names before the hunt and announce the winner here.…

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Basking Ridge’s Isaacman #Inspiration4 – Went to Outer Space

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 .

Post Views: 2,885 As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, we often update the post when we learn stories and are sent photos from our community. We will continue to grow this piece as information becomes available. If you have a comment or photo, feel free to post at the bottom of this page or drop us a note. Mr. Local History Project Yes, a billionaire Basking Ridge high school dropout went to outer space!!!!! Do we have your attention yet? The history of Jared Isaacman dropping out of Ridge High…

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Sandwich Inventions that Define New Jersey

Let the debate begin. DO NOT READ THIS STORY IF YOU'RE HUNGRY!!!!!! And don't forget to vote!!!!!! https://www.mrlocalhistory.org/jersey-sandwiches/ #jerseysandwich #jerseyfood #jerseyhistory #jerseyfoodie #sandwiches #bestsandwiches #taylorham #italianhotdog #sloppyjoe #tomotosandwich #subsandwich

Post Views: 1,465 While watching an old episode of Man vs. Food Nation, food critic and comedian Adam Richman showed some awesome sandwiches from Jersey. Adam got us thinking, what are the sandwiches that define New Jersey? We’ve reached out to the public for their advice and we’ve hit the road to find answers across the state. Jerseyans take their sandwiches seriously! Our Jersey Comfort Food Map – Grows Daily This is an interactive map. Open it in a new window and bookmark it on your phone. Zoom in to…

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