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Rutherford Train Station c.1911

Welcome to the website devoted to the history of Rutherford, New Jersey. This webspace will allow you and others to understand and contribute to the rich culture and history of the Borough of Rutherford... Thanks for dropping in!

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Lincoln School

We intend to keep this site full of images.  Besides the upcoming galleries that are being created. We will present a photo of the week. This first week is a postcard view of Lincoln School

Lincoln School is one of Rutherford's neighborhood WaSL (Washington, Sylvan, Lincoln) schools. It was created in 1913 as a sister school to Washington (also 1913) and is somewhat identical in form. It is addressed on Montross and sited between West Pierrepont and Vreeland Aves. It actually sits on part of one the old Vreeland land holdings sited along the riverside. It was originally built to hold aprox. 250 students. Many residents remember (and contributed to) the quant outdoor amphitheater in the back that was lost during the recent expansion of the school.

Lincoln School

Just in time for holiday gifts!    A new history book of Rutherford.

Rutherford: A Brief History is a newly published book describing Rutherford’s rise from 1669 into the Twentieth Century. It is the first stand alone, indexed historic reference of the borough and is written by local historian William Neumann.  The book's story of Rutherford has been described as "It was a homeland for the Leni-Lenape Indians before it was settled by tenacious Dutch immigrants. Two centuries later, in 1881, Rutherford, New Jersey, became an independent borough—the first in Bergen County.

Author William Neumann narrates Rutherford's remarkable transition from a rural retreat popular for its abundant springs to a bustling New York City suburb. Along the way he introduces some of the town's extraordinary citizens, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet William Carlos Williams, who led the life of a small-town doctor at 9 Ridge Road, and the local husband and wife team who founded Fairleigh Dickinson University—a love store as much as a historical achievement."

Rutherford: A Brief History is 156 pages with 115 illustrations including maps, drawings and historic and original photographs. It is just becoming available locally at many of Rutherford's fine retailers including Goffins, West End Pharmacy, with more outlets to be added everyday. Also available at Barnes & Nobel and www.Amazon.com.

If you would like to purchase the book directly please contact him at fotogbill@aol.com

The author will personalize any book at your request!
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