Hopewell Valley

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Arcadia Publishing, Jul 28, 2000 - History - 128 pages
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The picturesque Hopewell Valley is one of New Jersey's finest treasures. Sprawled over more than sixty square miles, the valley encompasses the boroughs of Hopewell and Pennington, the village of Titusville, and the township of Hopewell. From Christmas night of 1776, when George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River, to the twentieth century and the saga of Charles Lindbergh's
missing infant son, Hopewell Valley has been steeped in history and drama. Rare images gathered from the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and local residents make up this monumental pictorial journey. Hopewell Valley combines the famous and not-so-famous elements of these communities nestled between the Delaware River and the Sourland Mountains. Home to key figures in American history, the Hopewell Valley has also seen important developments in architecture and industry. Although modernization has
taken hold, the rural character of the area remains intact. And although the area has been home to well-known faces and events, Hopewell Valley is peppered with the lesser-known faces and places that bring out the full flavor.
 

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Contents

Title Page
Two GROWTH OF A RURAL COMMUNITY
Four DEVELOPMENTS IN TRANSPORTATION
Five PEOPLE SOME FAMOUS SOME
Six COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS
Seven EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Nine CROSSROADS COMMUNITIES
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Jack and Lorraine Seabrook are writers, independent researchers, and lovers of history and of Hopewell Valley. Their engaging and informative history captures all that makes Hopewell Valley home.