Post Views: 3,284 Map Identifies Historic Properties, Owners, Building Locations, Local History Including the Lost Pluckemin Artillery Park With over 2,000 hours of painstaking research and countless renderings, the landscaping firm of John Charles Smith & Associates of Far Hills… Read More »Bedminster Map Project Reveals Historic Pluckemin Artillery Park
Post Views: 30,763 Noted High Society Playboy and Titanic Survivor Brings Notoriety to Bernards Township. It’s a fun story, but you’ve gotta hang in there. First we need a little background about John’s father, the one who didn’t survive the… Read More »Titanic Survivor Astor and Basking Ridge
Post Views: 21,824 Below are the original research notes as I had spent years researching contradicting information on the Widow White’s Tavern in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Often I like to post research in hopes that other researchers can see… Read More »What Happened to Mary White, the House, and the Property-Widow White’s Tavern
Did you know that US Route 206 actually used to be Route 31 and what is US Route 202 was actually Route 32?
So now you tell your friend “Take Route 31 North Thru Bedminster
and Turn Right onto Route 32 straight into Bernardsville.” Huh. “Route 31 goes to Clinton right? Left? WRONG! Confused?
Travel back to 1935 and you definitely would have been.
Maybe you could travel down Mine Brook Road to Bernardsville and the directions read take Route 32 south to Bville and stop at the dairy. Or maybe you’re coming down from Chester and you wanted to visit the Brady’s Hamilton Farm in Peapack/Bedminster and you actually have to go down Route 31. Well that was actually the case right up until 1935 when the transition began to change these two crossroads across the Somerset Hills to Routes 202 and 206.
Have you ever had such a major roadway change names in your lifetime? Your whole psychic changes. Think about how much confusion there is when the Department of Transportation changes highway exits and how long it takes you to forget the old ones and replace it with the new numbers. Geeze, I think there’s still exit signs on the southern end of Route 202 South that still say Old Exit 2B.
Post Views: 18,360 It’s actually Liberty Corner – The Devil Tree UPDATE: Join us online Friday, Oct 30, 9pm as the film team of Matt Ryan and Will Cook join Mr. Local History and look at the paranormal activities… Read More »The Mysterious Basking Ridge Devil Tree