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THIS MONTH IN WWII – 75 Years Ago

November 10, 2017

On November 1, 1942, in the Battle of El Alamein, both sides suffer damage. Rommel alerts Berlin that a British breakthrough is inevitable and retreat is necessary. In Egypt, British and New Zealand forces break through Axis defenses at El Alamein on November 2. The Second Battle of El Alamein concludes on November 3. Rejecting out of hand Rommel’s proposal to withdraw, Hitler orders Rommel ...Contact Now

COLONIA THEN & NOW

November 10, 2017

Donations Debbie Caccaro, an original member of the Colonia History Club and an excellent source of information about Dr. and Mrs. Albee and the U.S. Army Hospital #3 in Colonia has provided to me, three original hand-written letters dated November 1918. Two of the letters were written by Louis Dieruff (pictured above) to his parents in Minersville, Pa. The stationary came from the Army and Navy Young Men’s Christian Association. (YMCA). He gives his location as...Contact Now

Iselin: The Gateway of Middlesex County

October 19, 2017

Did you know Iselin was originally named Perrytown, believed to be after farmer and Revolutionary War soldier John W. Perry. Perry may also have been a Tavern owner or innkeeper in town. It kept that name until April 16th, 1859 when it was changed to Union Town. It may have been changed because of the Union Society religious group, whose church was located on Green St. or because it wa ...Contact Now

“In Memory of The Soldiers and Sailors of Woodbridge, NJ who fought in The Wars of Our Country”

September 12, 2017

Submitted by Michelle O’Rourke

There is a soldier that has silently stood watch over Woodbridge for more than a hundred years, he has seen many changes, to buildings, vehicles, landscape and even the island that he calls home where Main St, Berry St and Rahway Ave mee ...Contact Now

Lighthouses in New Jersey

September 12, 2017

Woodbridge Township, NJ Join guest speakers Marilyn Dunning and Alan Jacobson of the New Jersey Lighthouse Society (http://www.njlhs.org/) for a special presentation on Lighthouses at the Woodbridge Main Library on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 PM. This presentation will include a discussion of lighthouse history, structure, and characteristics. Topics include lighthouse keepers, governance, purpose, and how weather affects lighthouses. Historical facts about New Jersey lighthouses and keepers who were women will be highlighted. Speakers Marilyn Dunning...Contact Now