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Rockaway Valley Railroad

Construction of the Rockaway Valley Railroad, which crossed the Somerset Hills, concluded in 1892, and the route remained in service until 1914. Predominantly used to transport peaches, the railroad struggled financially from its inception due to the unreliability of peaches and the lack of major city connections. A peach blight actually occurred soon after the

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  1. The 1889 edition is can also be downloaded from the Internet Archive and from Google Books. The Bernardsville Library local…

  2. Roy such an interesting article. I didn't know anything about Stonemere. Many of the mansions on the Bernards Mountain had…

  3. Too bad it happened well before the bicentennial. It might have been saved 6 or 8 years later!

  4. My family lived in the Old Pottersville Hotel in the late 60’s before Southfield Drive was built. Large pieces of…