Bloomfield Revisited

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Arcadia Publishing, 2006 - History - 127 pages
Bloomfield was founded by Dutch farmers in 1691. The town grew in the 1700s, as the children of Connecticut Puritans, who had settled Newark, moved west to gain their own farmlands and build homes. The original township, formed in 1812, was 20.5 square miles and included Montclair, Nutley, Belleville, Glen Ridge, and the Woodside section of Newark. Aided by its location, excellent transportation facilities, and the availability of a large, skilled workforce, the town mushroomed from an agrarian community to a population of 47,000 with modern industries and attitudes. Bloomfield was founded by Dutch farmers in 1691. The town grew in the 1700s, as the children of Connecticut Puritans, who had settled Newark, moved west to gain their own farmlands and build homes. The original township, formed in 1812, was 20.5 square miles and included Montclair, Nutley, Belleville, Glen Ridge, and the Woodside section of Newark. Aided by its location, excellent transportation facilities, and the availability of a large, skilled workforce, the town mushroomed from an agrarian community to a population of 47,000 with modern industries and attitudes.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Homes and Churches
35
Commerce and the Canal
53
Memory Box
85
Parades and Patriotism
107
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A collaboration of Frederick Branch and Jean Kuras has made Bloomfield Revisited come to life. Branch, who has called Bloomfield home for as long as he can remember, has been a member of the historical society since its organization in the 1960s. Kuras is president of the historical society. In their second book on Bloomfield, Branch and Kuras add vintage photographs, many previously unpublished, and much research to the story of this historic town.

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