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Weehawken Is All Ready To Mark Jubilee - 1934

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Clipping from an unknown newspaper, hand dated 1934 in ink, describing the preparations for the 75th anniversary of the Town, celebrated on September 28, 1934. This item is in the collection of the Weehawken Historical Commission.

Weehawken NJ 75th Anniversary Medal - 1859-1934

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Medal commemorating the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of Weehawken Township in 1934. Front shows a sailing ship (the Half Moon), an Indian and Pilgrim. On reverse, the following wording: WEEHAWKEN PURCHASED FROM THE INDIANS BY THE DUTCH. THE…

Half Moon Sailed into Weehawken

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Clipping from an unidentified newspaper and stamped April 21, 1964 summarizing Weehawken history from 1609 on.

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What's This? Leading Weehawken Citizens in Political Exploitation!

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Clipping from an unidentified newspaper stamped September 24, 1934. This story describes the platform of the Republican Party of Weehawken's claim that the committee to commemorate the Town's anniversary was exploiting the occasion for political…

The Legend of Weehawken

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Clipping from the Hudson Observer, marked November 28, 1950 with a highly suspect "Legend of Weehawken" involving a "Chief Wee Hawk," an Indian burial ground in The Shades, and honest to goodness chain dragging Lenni-Lenape ghosts.

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Characters Out of History Honored by Street Names

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Clipping from an unidentified newspaper (probably the Hudson Observer) stamped July 25, 1940 describing the origin of some of Weehawken's street names, including Shippen, Dodd, Oak, Highpoint, Jane, Bonn, Potter, Hamilton, Burr, Carroll, Grauert,…

Lt. Kirk Describes Weehawken's Growth

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Clipping from an unknown paper (probably the Hudson Observer) stamped December 6, 1938 and describing police lieutenant Edward Kirk's presentation to the Alumni Association of Woodrow Wilson High School on the Town's history. Lt. Kirk lectured to 100…

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Solved! The Deep Mystery of Weehawken's Lost Pond

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Clipping from the Hudson Observer, July 29, 1935. Describes the search for a long lost pond in the Valley behind King's Bluff. It was found by E. Robert Grauert, son of Mayor Emile Grauert. Much is made of the younger Grauert's besting of Weehawken…

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Poet Found Spiritual Thrills In Weehawken 75 Years Ago

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Clipping from an unidentified newspaper stamped September 28, 1934 describing poet James Restine and his poem "Weehawken Heights."

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Phil Cook, Radio Comedian Reviews Weehawken History

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News clipping from an unidentified newspaper (probably the Observer) which describes a radio broadcast in which a comedian recounted the history of Weehawken. The clipping is stamped Oct 27, 1939.

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