Madison (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))

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9780752408378: Madison (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))

The Borough of Madison, New Jersey, known as Bottle

Hill until 1834, was first settled in the middle of the eighteenth century. Its historical significance, now often forgotten by its cosmopolitan population, includes a railroad heritage dating to 1837, commuter traditions that began with the railroad's arrival, the founding of Drew University in 1866, the development of fabled millionaire estates that have largely disappeared, and the location of a nationally known rose-growing industry that is now gone. Even as it attracted a number of very wealthy estate owners, Madison also became home to a richly diverse ethnic population that came to work in the palatial homes and in the huge rose-growing greenhouses found nearly everywhere in the borough. This evolution of Madison is chronicled in this exciting new pictorial history through the presentation of vintage images and informative caption text.

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Author John T. Cunningham has been a freelance writer and historian since 1963. Mr. Cunningham's contributions to the preservation of New Jersey's history have been great: he is the author of 35 books, at least 2,000 magazine articles on state and local history, his fourth-grade curriculum is used extensively throughout the state, and he is the author of the only one-volume history of New Jersey ever written. Arcadia has been proud to work with Mr. Cunningham on the publication of Chatham and Madison, books that will certainly make the work of this outstanding author available for many generations to come.

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