The North Jersey Rapid Transit Line

This article, by Charles Anderson, was first published in “The Old Station Timetable” in March 1984. Although the North Jersey Rapid Transit Company had trolleys running from East Paterson to Ridgewood in 1910, it was not until June, 1911 that tracks were completed through Mahwah to Suffern. After leaving Ramsey, the route continued to parallel…

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Mahwah Cemeteries of the Past

This article, by Charles Anderson, was first published in the “The Old Station Timetable” in March 1983. For the most part churchyard cemeteries were the last resting places for the early farmers of the Ramapo Valley. Ordinarily they would attend the nearest church. The state line was no barrier to the people who lived at…

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Farming in the Fardale Section of Mahwah

This article, by Charles Anderson, was first published in “The Old Station Timetable” in Fall 1987. Originally, as in all parts of Mahwah, the Fardale area was made up of subsistence farms. Animals and crops were raised to feed and clothe families, and supplemental activities carried out to secure cash to buy the things that…

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The Bartholf Farm

This article, by Charles Anderson, was first published in “The Old Station Timetable” in October 1980. The Bartholf Farm on Fardale Avenue, which was first cut through by grandfather Bartholf, was a typical family working enterprise of the early days. Originally part of a huge grant of over 1000 acres, the property was later divided…

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Cemetery of the Old Ramapo Lutheran Church, Moffatt Road, Mahwah – Chapter II

This article, by Charles Anderson, was first published in “The Old Station Timetable” in April 1980. For the first part, click here. Henry Frederick, 1729-1790, and several of his children are nearby. John Bush, who died in 1812, could have been a son of Samuel Bush, who owned lot #96A south of the Frederick land….

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