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Newsletter Archives: 1984-1987

Newsletter Archives: 1984-1987

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Published by Morris County NJ
1984 Summer
Remembering the Neighborhood Saloon
A Twentieth Century Castle
Abolition Day
Morris County Coat of Arms
Justice parker Served 49 years
Book Arts Workshop at FDU
Plan Historical Museum in Jefferson
Summer Art Show
What’s New
Dedicate Marker

1984 Winter
Historical Picatinny Arsenal
Saving History
Until Death do us Part
Roses for a Lovely Lady
Historic Site Survey Planned
Lucille Hobbie Art Exhibition

1985 Summer
Commission Receives State Grant
A Salt Box In Roxbury
Steppel Artifacts Acquired
Bartholdi Day
Watch Out for new Bugs
Happy 90th Birthday Ruth Streeter
Highlights of History

1986 Spring
Miss Liberty Day
Liberty A National Treasure
Morris County’s Link to Lady Liberty
Some Seekers of Liberty
Miss Liberty Soup
The Statue in the Harbor, a story of two Apprentices
Flaming changes
The Research Goes On
Hail Miss Liberty We Salute You
New Jersey Claims Liberty and Ellis Islands

1987 August
Constitutional Tidbits
Mountain Lakes: First Commuter Town
Colorful Life of Josephine S Margetts
Did You Know
Hail Miss Liberty We Salute You
1984 Summer
Remembering the Neighborhood Saloon
A Twentieth Century Castle
Abolition Day
Morris County Coat of Arms
Justice parker Served 49 years
Book Arts Workshop at FDU
Plan Historical Museum in Jefferson
Summer Art Show
What’s New
Dedicate Marker

1984 Winter
Historical Picatinny Arsenal
Saving History
Until Death do us Part
Roses for a Lovely Lady
Historic Site Survey Planned
Lucille Hobbie Art Exhibition

1985 Summer
Commission Receives State Grant
A Salt Box In Roxbury
Steppel Artifacts Acquired
Bartholdi Day
Watch Out for new Bugs
Happy 90th Birthday Ruth Streeter
Highlights of History

1986 Spring
Miss Liberty Day
Liberty A National Treasure
Morris County’s Link to Lady Liberty
Some Seekers of Liberty
Miss Liberty Soup
The Statue in the Harbor, a story of two Apprentices
Flaming changes
The Research Goes On
Hail Miss Liberty We Salute You
New Jersey Claims Liberty and Ellis Islands

1987 August
Constitutional Tidbits
Mountain Lakes: First Commuter Town
Colorful Life of Josephine S Margetts
Did You Know
Hail Miss Liberty We Salute You

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Remembering
The
Neighborhood Saloon
'"
H..vy
W.
Pilch
We
hear
110
nu:h
today
about
<blking
and
dnving,
perhaps
_
should
do
some
thinking
about the
perils
which
confronted , ....
avef;>ge
imbiber
prior
to
the
invention
0(
the
automobi\oe.
He
m;,ght
t
TlP
ow.
II
couple
of
garbage
cans
and lard
on
his
face
in
The
guUe<;
or
he
might
be
run
""""
by
a
horse car: then again, he
might
be
met
oomU19
home
in
an
unst..ady
condition
by
an
"a
te
wife,
who,
(as
!he
comic
Strips
01
the
day
.....,..,
so
prone
to
indicate)
would
beat
him
as
!he
way
hDrnIl
wilh
II
roIing
pin.
When
[
was
II
boy
m,r
f.anVt
resided
in
lhe
ROHIIiIe MCtion
01
N .......
k.
Each
morning,
after
Ihe
sun
was
wei
AS....
II
Bo",.Glimps..
of
Imbibe"
a'
the
Tum
of
the
Cen
tury
up,
thol
drinkong
denizens
of
the
neighborhood
would
start
their
daily
migrlll;"'ns [O\IIard
'h\t
i'
favorite
saloons.
(We
didn't
calIlhem
taverns
then '
they
w.ue
uIoons),
About
thra
0"
:
100:.10.
in
th"
oJ[",,,oun
they
--.Id
start....andmng
00me.
We
knew
them
all
by
their
particular
gaits
Of
manners
of
l'\a<ligilting.
Some
would
90
one
fool
forward
and
two
re..t
sideward,
then
pause
an::!
restart.
Others
would
stfol
slowly
by, talking
to
irMSibie
spirit.
St~1
others
would
Slop
to
embrace
"HOi,
lamp
posts, """'"
fire t.,.drant
ll.
But
rhey all......med to
be
safely
I'Iorne
and
tocked a
.....
y
by
!he
time
the
SUn
had
set.
We neve. stayed
up
Ions
enough
to
find
out who the
night
wallwrs
we.
e, but
Cx
m"
uecl
on
Pogo
2
The
QIounttl QIir.cular
Morris
County
Heritage
Commission
A
Twentieth Centu
ry
Castle
.,
".,.,
""'""'"
A
man', castle
was
his
horne.
This
was
tn.>e
at
the:
height
01
Morristown's
gilded
age
when
Edv,,;,
.d
P.
Mllil
ny.
nationally
·
known
allorn
ey.
built
A1...".;ck
Hall in
1904.
H
is
medievaI·type
dweling
....as
located
00
tree·shadedM
adison
Avenu<!.t
h<!
st.eet
of
million
.
r
.
TodDY
corpor
.
t~
development
has
changed
t
hat
.aidcnt~
W"ft"I
into
~
RL
24.
and
A1r.J.,;ck
Hell
,rands
as
one
of
the last
cxempIa
of
bygcnc
~
In
the
!.ate
19th century
~
industnali5u
gravitated
to
Morristown.
Counlry
life.
only a
~
moin
ride
from
New York.
attracted the
affIuent""'OO.
m.
the days
bebre
income
la
x.
had
unlimited
__
to
build
palatial
"summer
homes."
While
no!
the
financial
equal
of
hIS
oeighbors. the
Twomblys.
Dodges.
and
Melons.
~onPllgo2
Summer
,
Abolition
Day
by
Fraroo:es
D.
~
It
was
caJIed
Abolition
Day.
The
slaves
of
New
Jetwv
ccIeb
",
led
ij
because
it
marked
the dayt
hat manyof
them
born
in
to
i51avery
could
lo0Io;
fOl"Volllrd
to
fI..,cIom.
It
fell
00
July
5th.
one
day after the
Fourth
of
July.
Why
July
5th?
In
1001.
the
New
Jency
~tu.e
pa.ssed
a
law
pn:McIlng
lor
the
gradual
abdioon
of
sIiwery
in
tho!
,tllte.
E""'Y
black
chid
bom
all
""
July
4th
of
that year
~
be
Iegdy
bee
al
n.venl:y-«>lll
yeaf$
if
female.
at
twenty.livoe.
if
maIc.
Hence
July
5th
hearne a
signilic.anl dille
101-
NrN
Jer&ey
bl.cks.
SliD
the fate of
tiles<!
bLack
chidren
was
precanous.
For more than
twenty
years.
they
remained
in
bondage
.
They
could
be
bought.
sold.
traded
or
abandoned
10
the
oversHf
of
lhe
poor
.....00
was
.IQuired
to
tum
them
over
to
any
I-oouW>oId
.....hI)
asked
lor
them.
ConIlTUld
on
"-
3
 
"'"
aIoon.
.
C:>nt'd
From
Pogo
I
I
know
thEr"......
1\
hok!
newwt
01
altEr
supper imbibers
in
the
area, becaus.t
O(:QIsinrWly
we
would
hear
1\
window
fly
UP
and
an
ira
!e
female
voice scream
....
~
on
home
there,yoo-nogood
dn.tnk!~
Rich
men
hod
coa..:hI!I
to
ride
in,
and
coachmen
to
drive
111m>
to
and from
their
holies.",
01
~rSO!.
one
coukI
usuaJI.,r
cal"
c.>b,
even
bott
at
niltlt
.
1or
tho!
Inlins
,;)11.
aI
night
long.
and
the
party
..
'd
thealte
goen
from
New
Vorkwould
need
__
n«,
,etu"""9
to
their
places
01
abode
.
Of
cou"'" there
were
IIWioI4
I~e
JJVUPS
to
conteod
""uIL
Foremost
amongthese
was
the
~
Ant~
Saloon
l.ugo.IIt.H
AD
IOrtI
01
stone.
wete
circulated
by
the
Ieaguo!
regardingthe
.....as
01
the
~
ou;,.
0....
of
these concerned
the
alleged
practia
01
saloon·keeptT'S
of
....wu"9
down
the
sido!walkseach
rnorrung
WIth
the
s
tale
beer
left
oYer
from
the
night
bdore.
The
~tful
aromaol
malr
and
hoptwould
drift
thr<.>U!lhout
the
oei9hborhood
and
Stone,
ToldAbout
&Loo!a
by
Tern~ran
ce
Group.
bring
in
the
bar
flies.
Another
....eapon
W<lIS
a
pail""
showing
TWO
litlle
c:hildren
.
WIIh
ga"",t.
5tarvlllglac
...
cJ.d
in
rags,
slanding
before
abar
arnong5I
a
qowd
01
ruffians. holding a pail
\II1thin
which
was
rnarTII"I'<"s
last
dime.
earned
by
SCT\Ibbing
floors. for
which
a
mommg
pOtion
01
Mer
was
to
be
~I
t.::.nw
10
a
c::rueI.
r&glng.
drunken brute
cI
a
latt-
and
hu1.band.
The
saloon
.....
rally
QII1le
an
institution.
The
long
mahoga~
bar
the
g\eanVIg
mirrors
in
the
backgroond,
!he
c...mer
and
Iva
pO;:tures
on
the
waII&
showing
famous
pnu
19lt
.
/amousscalesmert,
C1,l$T~'
army
being
fl"Il!I!SUCfed
by
redsb>s,
were
11
!hen~
wotadmi
10
behold
.
Then
.......
ewcrct
..
hugebr_
c:
'.;
·,.
....
about
the
place,
and
lheloll,
pineodor
of
the
two
inches
cI
N....a...t
that
covered
the
1Ioor,
(antuher
fatll.e
aboul many
of
the
beller
NIoons).
They
had
some
kond
oIsc.eeningoo
The
imide
01
The
large
plat~
~
windows,
from
whichthose
on
.he
inaidR
could
see
and
recognize
those
passing by
onthe
O\Il$io:\e,
but which
~
.hosewithin
invisible
10
those
wiThout
,
Thesescreens
wt're
often
decorated
with
scenes
of
mountatn$,
riven
and
waterfalls,
drllWn
by
t'&V<l1ing
artists
who
did
their drawing
wilh
c~ke:l
01
..."
.
In
summer
the
reglJlarenTrance
doors
w..re repl;Ked
by
chest
high
swinging
doors.
[CM
recall.
withothers
of
my
"9".
scrawnching
.;c...m
and
~kmg
...
r.der
these
barriers.
only
to
hear
the
bar
Tender
bawl
OUT.
«H
ey
you
kids_get awayfrom them swingin'
doorrJ"
In
those
daysa large
!!lass
of
beer
costa
nickel.
A
big
schooner cost a
dime.
n..,.e
wasa
fr
...
IwIch
count""
oontainingabouteverything
IMt one
woWd
find
today
behind
a delicatessen
slore
display
case.Men
drank
gin
in
summer
10
Mkft-p
the
kidneys
Opal
"
and in """'Ier
they
drank
ale
to
which
had
been
added
a
shot
01
"MuIigan"
(Red
~
J>l'PP"fS
soaked
in
...,."
.
Many saloon
kl'!Ol"P"f5
and
local
druggistsapplied
to
the
federal
~
for.
and
w..r~
~ted.
~rfI(:T.ticn
·
icenses."
This
~
the
license
ho6der
.he
riojl.l
10
make
up
his own
blend
01
boo,"",
which
he
could
set
under
his
own
label.
III
Jess
.han
!he
pric~
01
standard
brands.A
so-called
"...ctm"
woWd
pun:hase
a
barrel
01
""""skey
from
the
distilk.ry,
blend
il
wilh~
"",,'ure
oIgrain
alcohol
and
wat<!r.
store
it
in
empty
sheny
barrels
for
II
couple
of
monThs
.hen
seD
it
IMlr
the
bar
atlOf
fon
~
ounce
thol.
TIns
nux.ure,
popularly
known
lIS
"barrum",
was
;,n
especial
favoritewith
coallruck
dnvetS,
who
would
buy
it
in
pont
and
halfponllapered
brown
flasks,
lor
drinking
along
the routes.
When
a
bott~
wliS
empty,
il
w
lIS
toos.ed
ink>
the
f\I1arest
gutter.
The
neighborhood
kids
would
find
these
flasks,
to
use
for
sling.
Cutlo
..
eoo,'d From
p.
I
UN;a
.d
P.
Meany
hod
thecredentials
to
join
theirranks.
He
III",
II
manof
_.Jth
and I,cl"e
..
~nl~
and
hiJ
wife.RosaiN',
was
an
asporing
society
ho$lr;U,
)
Edward
P.
Meany.
son
of
II
dlstinglll5hed
Kentucky jurist,was
an
org<t."lZer
of
the
American
Te~hooe
Company,
and
~
as
counsel for
the American
Telephoneand
T
e\egraph
~ny
for
many
yea.s.
He
was
aJll)Oinled
Judge
Advocate
General
01
New
JerM)I
in
1893
WIlh
the
rank
01
Brigad;erGeneral
in
the
National
Guard
.
Con5.idered
a"party
piIar,~
he was act
..
in
New
J....sey
D<Imoc:ratlC
politics.
H
IS
wile.
equally
busy
durv>g
these
yon.
was
a
Ieade, in
New
yo,k
and
W~on
50CliII
circ\e$.
In
1903loca1ne1A"IIJ'IIP"fI
nored
that
a
,esidence
of
bnc:k
ard
It
one
~
...
pwards
01
$5O.00Y'
was
bring
planned
for
Gener~
Meanv00
el<C:UsMi!
MacbM>n
A""",u.e.
lis
~
castle
·
cle$9>.
~e
WIth
tawen
and
tWleUi
,
was
narned
and
fN
'
I d after
AJr.,r..iclo.
,
a
baronoaI
English
ITIMKIf
Wi
thU'l
the
yea,
lhe
Meany\!
m<':IWd
from
Brood
Sueet
.
Newark
to the"
landscaped
JO.acrfl
estate opposite
d...
ukl
Mon'oo
County
Golf
C~b
property.
Their
new
home
r~
a
gIoomt
fortress
,.q,t
out
0(
the
Moddle
Agn.
BuT
ils
inter
...
was
iux
..
rious.
modern,
and
warm
.
The
highlq,t
of
the
mansion
was
its
e"oonoou
s
Great
Hall,
IWO
starin
high.
J)<II'IeIed
WIth
English
Q,)~
J
C"",mued
on
Pago
4
silo!
largeTS.
S<':>met,mes
~
few
drops
01
the
conlents
remained.n
~
boUle.
We
\IIOU1d
pullout
.he
c
ork
and
t
aste
il.
II
wasn't
helf
bad!
 
Some
MorrillOwn
Slave.
Owners
Were Generous
5I!p/Irate
qUllrtenl
belund
h..
home.
These
blacks
cult""'ted his onerhousand-acrt
farm,
cared lor
his
fine
hones
and
can-~.
cooked
and
VoIaIledon
tabid
attus
elaborate partes
and
grrncrally
made
pOSsible
his
elegant
We
slyle..
\When
he
died,
he
left
most
c:l
them
10
his
chimer>.
As
the
1Iho5tioro
law
began
10
!like
elf«tJ(emble's
Iwirs,
5O!f1SOtivc
to
the
spa1t
01
tho!
limes,
fr-=!
them
and
deeded
t'-'
pieces
01
Land
along
MI.
Kemble
A"",UI!'
,
It
was
this
gi:It
of
land
t
...
1allowed
them
tobecorne
independent
fa~
and
tofeeltruly
free.
Eliubeth
Kemble,
Peter's
daughter,
showed
her
al/ection for
her
sIaveI
by
siving
t'-'
"$lIthnet
coats·
and furnilurt
from
her
housein
addition
10
land
and
foeedoo"
.
GtnenI
John
DouliIt."
_
anod>er
prominenl
Morristown
resident
~
......
th.....ed
undrr
the
new
law
a..'
s,
he
IrtIITlCl6l
oIhisext~
LlntIf
on
Mt
Kemble
A~
to
his
freed
.......
-
Peter,
Jacob
and
AbfWm
and
'to
their heirs
and
IISII9'"
Iorever.'
These
blK.k$
who
Wed
besido:
tho!
Kemble
BIao:.ks
~
joined
by
otherfreed slavesfrom
Morrist""""
Iamilies.
T
agelherlhey
fanned
a
small
but
relatively
prosperous
commwtity.
They
cullivated
l
he"
farms
and
$Old
their
produce
....
Morristown markets.. For a
tme,
they
worsluppedwith
thou-
former
mil$ters
..
51
Peter's
Chur<:h
'"
Morristown
or in
the
Presbyterian
churches
.
Some
01
the
desandants
of
the
KftfIbIeand
Doughty
oIa"""
lived
on
inMomstown
unti
the
omd
01
the
19th
CCfltUty.
Probably
attempllng
to
forgettheir
slave
ance5lry,
they
seldom
""""ted
lhe
IUrTIafI'lft
of
their
maeteta,
bul
u11ed
It.m.dws
AdamI.
Johnson
and
Sy/Ye$ler,
I'IIIITIU
thaleuoiued
from
thetr
Chrilllan
names
during
sJa.,..ery.
GrlOdUlllly
they
ooId
lheir
lands
and
d
jpl1'und
.
WhEther
lhe
nw,g
pricO!
of
Land,
.....
.Iio.lionor
thedifficulty
of
comprIong
with
largo!\"
fa
.....
prompted
thun
10 leave
is
unknor.om..
T
raca
of
lheir
1iYes,
relabonships
and
propertiea
c.an
be
found.
in
the
church
recordt
and
in
the
deeds and
will
in
the
County
Courthouse.
No
one
a1
...
today
r""""mbersmuch
about
abolition.
Aller
the
migration
01
black$
foom
the SO\lth
to
the
north,
the
fI)OIs
of
blacks
descended
from
New
Jenoey
and
sIa
....
becamemore
dilfocult
10
trace
But
histone
days
in
the
history
01
II
rac,au'
importi\l"1l
to
remember.
And
in
New
hrsey
July
5th
is
one
of
-
Apology
Due
to
circU'Ni\IIOCI!S
beyond
our
«>ntml,the
pictures
U5ed
in
"'"
Wont
...
issue
01
tlMo!
County
Circular didn'treproduce very clearly.WeapOlogize·especially
10
the
people
who
Ioar'>O!d
U$
tile
photos_
Honor
Wa1ter
Apostolik
Waller Apo.tolik.
Mt.Arlington,
now
deceased.
a
founder
of
the
l.ake
Hopatcong
H"~torical
Society
and
publisher
of
the
historic
Lah
Hopotcong
8tee«',
was
presentl!dwith
a
Cemf'Qt.
01
Menl
from
the
Mom.
Count."
His'o~
Society.
Richard
Irwin,member
of
t
he
societY,!}lve
it
to
him
while
Ile
was
at
tile
~a.t
Nursing
Home
in Succasunna,
Roxbu
".
Morris
CountyCoat
of Arms
The;
Morril
COUll,."
Sealis actually
the
Coa
t
of
Arms
of
Lewis
Morris,
New
Jersey's
fiut
Coloruai
GOVetnOJ.
He
""'lIS
appoonted
'"
1138
to
this
position
and continued
for
8
yearsuntil
his
death
at
75
'"
the
spring
of
1746.
The;
act
creating the
County
of
Morm
WlI5
paped
by
the
legislature
on March 15,I738whenCoIoneIl.ewiot
Morris
.....as
Gouer-nor,
having
been
~ted
in
February,
1738_
I-W
published
his
comm;.s.s;oro
and
started
perfonnang
hiI
dullS
on
August 29th.
The; ..........
tJ"'!fl
to
the
county
was
in
honor
ot
the
goyemor,
who.
had
bHn
in$lrurnentai
in
separatongNew
Jersey
from
11:1
lilt
...
colony
01
New
York.Ronald L
Comb&,
a
SP"Ciaiisl
....
HeraldieArt.declared
in
papers
that
the
Coun
ty
Seal
is
lhe Coal
01
Arms
01
leWiS
Morros.
Abo
in
the
book
published
by
the
New
J
...
sey
Historical
Socidy
/lntltled
~Popers
0/
Gouemor
LIPWis
MOf"1w,·
there
is
a
pjctUf,",
c:l
tha.e
....
"'"
onthe
front
Jld'III'
TrllNlatrog the
heraldir.1anguage
c:l
the
seal,
the
northwest
and
southeast
quarters
show
a
lion,
colored
gold,
looking blickwards,
on abackgroundolred;
and the
northeast
and
southwest
quart
....
1>&""
ground
work
01
silwr
With
three
corcln
I..onzontall."
dKpowd
in
illlCh.
The;
crest
is
a
castle
in
IIames
and the
motto
if.;
(,,,.cr
....
uincitur,
translated
as
"at
length
he
IS
conque
.ed. "
l.e'MS
Morns,
who
carrw
to
Americaf
rom
&orbados, was
.,",coord
on
corrunand
of
eon.,..."a's
troops
al
tile
attack
on
ChepstOUJ
Castle
.The
....
iller
...w/y
__
cut
08,
thus
rulucing
the
garrison
at
the
cll5lle
and
the
finale
......
se1tong
fire
to the castle
(reason
10.
the
c.est).
Ronald
L.
Combs,
Montiair,
prewrlted
to
lhe
Board
01
a..-n
Freeholders, the
1"'1"''''.
with
the
history
01
MomsCounty.
the...al
and
CO/lt
01
arms,
whICh
he
had.....-ked
Oi'l,
'"
March
of
1942
and
was
paid
$250.00.
DMid
MlttoS,
archivist,
found
the
iTIIIlerials
I
uwd
for
these
al1ides,
in
thevault
at
Mendham Road

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