|New Book on Historic Main Street
Co-authors Len Frank and Ray Lemasters take readers on a historic journey along Main Street in their new publication, Historic Main Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey.
An appealing overview for general-interest readers and a wonderful resource for local genealogists or history buffs, this 180 page, fully indexed volume is a must have for anyone interested in Hackettstown's early industries, businesses and ancestral families.
Frank and Lemasters provide readers with a well-researched glimpse of the town's beginnings, how Hackettstonians lived and worked during America's Victorian era and the changes along Main Street from the 19th century through to present day. Scattered through the book are images of Hackettstown, old newspaper and promotional ads and excerpts from the local news columns in the Hackettstown Gazette and Warren Republican, two of the town's early newspapers.
In addition to it's time travel down Main Street, the book includes features on Hackettstown's once flourishing carriage industry, the area's early postal services, a history of the area's medical professionals, the advent and development of the railroad and much, much more!
The book is available for sale locally at Best's Fruit Farm, Harper's Bagel and Bake Shop and the Hackettstown Historical Society Museum. Copies can also be ordered by mail. All proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Hackettstown Historical Society.
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