VIRTUAL EVENT: Filmmaker Scott Morris Honors Saving the Great Swamp- The Fight to Defeat the Jetport

Mr Local History Virtual Event - The Great Swamp and Defeating the Jetport

Post Views: 0 RSVP & JOIN US THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 for a VIRTUAL EVENT from 7-8pm. 61 years ago this December, On Dec. 3, 1959, the Newark Evening News published a story, “Jetport plan unveiled” revealing the Port of New York Authority’s intent to claim 10,000 acres of The Great Swamp in Morris County to build the world’s largest regional airport. Join the Mr. Local History Project as we welcome filmmaker Scott Morris for a one hour Zoom discussion on the film and the fight to save the Great Swamp…

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Historic Profile: The Lost Somerset Hills Airport in Basking Ridge

Looking back at the Somerset Hills Airport in Basking Ridge, NJ

Post Views: 1,547 If you were driving around the small town of Basking Ridge, New Jersey and you were looking for an airport the only thing you’d find is a sign. But for residents who’ve lived here since the 1930s, the area contained a small grass runway airport called the Somerset Hills Airport. Before there was an airport, there was a 70 acre tract that had a long history in Basking Ridge. The original owner goes back to the early 1700s when James Alexander, the father to Lord Stirling aka…

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