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A local resident found this in their yard. It rattles like there's something inside. Do you know what it is?
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Today on June 14 #mrlocalhistory honors Flag Day with 4 stories about the American flag and its ties to #baskingridge #newjerseyhistory #Bernards . Tell us something else you know.
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Bedminster's #summerwhitehouse. How interesting it looked just like the original White House. Do you know the history? https://www.mrlocalhistory.org/trumpsummerwhitehouse/ Now you can collect one of your own! #bedminster Donald J. Trump Donald Trump Jr. Ivanka Trump. I hope they see this and we can tell them the history of Lamington House.
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Congratulations Bedminster, NJ - Your FIRST Historic Village Wooden Keepsake. The former #summerwhitehouse formerly known as the Lamington House is now part of the NJ Historic Village Collectibles. PRE-ORDER yours today! https://www.mrlocalhistory.org/summer-white-house-collectible/
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1963 - Bernards High Approves Wrestling as a Varsity Sport. On this day in local history on June 10. 1963 - Bernards High approves wrestling as a varsity sport Based on a junior varsity trial season, in which the team was 5-3-1 produced so much interest that a varsity team was warranted. 29 boys had stuck out the season.https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=N2hxc2t2b3M5Nm1pY2NyMjVqM3QzMDVzbGtfMjAyMTA2MTAgcTN2N2E0MDQzZTZia2U2cWFzNW02bXZjcG9AZw
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1787 - Samuel Southard Born at Southard Estate in Basking Ridge. On this day in local history, Samuel Southard was born at home on what we now call the Ross Farm on June 9, 1787 to Henry and Sarah (Lewis) Southard. Samuel attended the Brick Academy, right near the center of Basking Ridge, and graduated from Princeton University in 1804. He was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1815, and shortly thereafter, to the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was also elected to the United States Senate, and served on the committee that produced the Missouri Compromise. In 1823, President James Monroe selected Southard to be Secretary of the Navy, which he continued under President John Quincy Adams. Southard enlarged the Navy and improved its administration, purchased land for the first Naval hospitals, began construction of the first Navy dry docks, undertook surveys of U.S. Coastal waters and promoted exploration in the Pacific Ocean.

After his service in the Navy, Samuel became New Jersey Attorney General, and was later elected Governor, and later re-entered the U.S. Senate..

Samuel died on June 26, 1842. The destroyer USS Southard (DD-207 and later DMS-10, 1919-1946) was named in his honor, but likely more recognizable to Basking Ridge residents is Southard Park on North Maple Avenue, located very close to Samuel's birthplace.https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=Mmpzb2FoM2V2Zm9jYWx1ODVqMTY2Nms2dHNfMjAyMTA2MDkgcTN2N2E0MDQzZTZia2U2cWFzNW02bXZjcG9AZw

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Why List a Historic District on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places? https://t.co/d9fGf9PbTi

Congratulations Bedminster, NJ - Your FIRST Historic Village Wooden Keepsake. The former #bedminster #summerwhitehouse formerly known as the Lamington House is now part of the NJ Historic Village Collectibles. PRE-ORDER yours today! https://t.co/xwzu6sR52Y https://t.co/iukcIuDyUu mrlocalhistory photo

mrlocalhistory This Memorial Day, get an Annin Flag. Read why!!! Available even at Wal Mart and Home Depot and almost everywhere else. https://t.co/XkDeCLuEqd https://t.co/qdPt6WAD60 mrlocalhistory photo

#franklincorners historic district in Bernards Township. Did you know it was the "Williamsburg of New Jersey" that in 1938 had over 100,000 visitors? True https://t.co/W3g9cWM0Hx https://t.co/si8QDDS9DH mrlocalhistory photo

Here's your chance to get a piece of art painted on wood to celebrate the centennial of the Far Hills Race Meeting in 2021. The biggest sporting event in Somerset County will be running for the 100th time. Exclusively available online now.

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Do you know who Harry Dunham was and why a park in Basking Ridge was named in his honor? Check it out. https://t.co/JvXjA8ZnxN #njparks #somersetcountnj https://t.co/5hck8aLEdh mrlocalhistory photo

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