|New Book on
Historic Main Street
Co-authors Len Frank and Ray Lemasters take readers on a historic
journey along Main Street in their new publication, Historic
Main Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey.
An appealing overview for general-interest readers
and a wonderful resource for local genealogists or history buffs, this
180 page, fully
indexed volume is a must have for anyone interested in Hackettstown's
early industries, businesses and ancestral families.
Frank and Lemasters provide readers with a
well-researched glimpse of the town's beginnings, how Hackettstonians
lived and worked during America's Victorian era and the changes along
Main Street from the 19th century through to present day. Scattered
through the book are images of Hackettstown, old newspaper and
promotional ads and excerpts from the local news columns in the Hackettstown
Gazette and Warren Republican, two of the
town's early newspapers.
In addition to it's time travel down Main Street,
the book includes features on Hackettstown's once flourishing carriage
industry, the area's early postal services, a history of the area's
medical professionals, the advent and development of the railroad and
much, much more!
The book is available for sale locally at Best's
Fruit Farm, Harper's Bagel and Bake Shop and the Hackettstown
Historical Society Museum. Copies can also be ordered by mail. All
proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Hackettstown Historical
Click here for book order form.