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Charles W. Engelhard, Jr.

Charles W. Engelhard, Jr.

Charles Engelhard, Jr. (1917-1971) was an American industrialist and resident of the Cragwood Estate in Far Hills. Many writers mention that Engelhard may have been the model for Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger and recount the lavish parties Charles and his wife Jane threw for friends and neighbors. But Engelhard was a successful businessman and expanded the

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Moggy Hollow

Moggy Hollow

Driving east from Far Hills on Liberty Corner Road (before you get to I-287), the land drops off to the right into a deep gorge called Moggy Hollow.   This was once, 19,000 to 14,000 years ago, the outlet to Lake Passaic, a 30-mile-long lake, created when the Wisconsin Glacier blocked the area’s natural drainage system.

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Far Hills Station

Far Hills Station

This 1909 real picture postcard shows the original Far Hills, NJ, Train Station with the freight house on the left.   The station was built in the 1890s when the railroad was extended from Bernardsville to Gladstone.   The current concrete Far Hills station replaced it in 1914, but the original was moved.   Most railroad stations can’t

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Belcher Family

Belcher Family

UPDATE Oct. 27, 2023: Descendant Found! A friend spotted this lost family on the discard pile after the VNA Rummage Sale in Far Hills.  On the back, the photo is identified as the family of Malcolm Belcher (1887-1987),  who was the longest serving mayor of Far Hills (1938-1965).  The fairgrounds in Far Hills is named

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