The Old Station Timetable
In the late 1970’s and early 1980s, the Mahwah Historical Society published a quarterly newsletter written by its members. Dubbed The Old Station Timetable, it offers a unique and valuable look at Mahwah’s “olden days.” Many are based on interviews with long-time Mahwah residents.
The research and interpretation contained below are those of the authors.
Charles A. Anderson (1906-1993) lived in Mahwah for 32 years. He was a teacher in Bogota and Oradell, scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts, and a guide and lecturer at Skylands Botanical Park. He wrote and lectured on gardening and nature, and in addition to the Mahwah Historical Society, he was a member of the Interstate Hiking Club, the American Fern Society, the Fyke Nature Association and the Ho-ho-kus Garden Club.
The Bartholf Farm, October 1980
Cemetery of the Old Ramapo Lutheran Church, Moffatt Road, Mahwah, February and April 1980
Early Farms in Fardale, May 1978
Family Cemetery, February 1980
Fardale Tax Collector, December 1978
Farming in the Fardale Section of Mahwah, Fall 1987
The History of Fardale Streets, January 1978
Mahwah Cemeteries of the Past, March 1983
The North Jersey Rapid Transit Line, March 1984
Odd Old Tools, October 1981
Snow Family Scattered From Here to California, February 1982
Strawberries were the Cash Crop, December 1979
John Y. Dater
John Y. Dater (1897-1985) was the publisher of the Ramsey Journal from 1950 to 1966. He started the Home and Store News in 1959. He was a lifelong Ramsey resident and civic leader, serving on the Ramsey Planning Board and Defense Council. A member of the Bergen County Historical Commission, he was also a member of the Fyke Nature Association, the Ramsey Historical Society, the Mahwah Historical Society, and the Palisades Nature Association. He served in the Navy in World War II and was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
1866 – Oil Found in Mahwah, February 1979
Catching Snakes, April 1980
The Dater Iron Works, April 1979
Former Governor Rodman Price, October 1981
A Growing Town, May 1982
Hohokus Township, February 1982
Island Road – by John Y. Dater, Fall 1982
The Ramapo Valley, February 1980
Saw Mills and Old Saws, February 1981
Bernard Discini is from Suffern, NY and worked at CIBA-Geigy.
The History of the New Jersey Rapid Transit, January 1978
Carol Wehran Greene
Carol Wehran Greene is a lifelong resident of Mahwah. She is the township historian and lives on a preserved, historic farm. She is a Mahwah Museum cofounder and trustee, served on the Mahwah Historical Preservation Commission for 20 years, and was a trustee and president of the Hermitage. She has written two histories of Mahwah.
Vanishing Mahwah Farms: An Interview with Alvina Pelz Frey and Judy Pelz Coughlin – by Carol and Dick Greene, Fall 1987
The Farmer Goes to Market: The Railroad Connects Mahwah Farms with the City – Dick Greene, Fall 1987
The Railroad Comes to Mahwah, March 1984
Susanne Knudsen served as the Mayor of Mahwah in 1981. She was the chairman of the Mahwah Historical Sites Committee and an active worker with the Girl Scouts. She also served briefly as a Bergen County Freeholder.
The Baldwin Gristmill – by Susanne Knudsen, January 1978
A Bit of Cragmeriana – October 1981
Hazelwood on the Ramapo – Fall 1987
Mahwin Farms – A Landmark of Yesteryear – December 1979
Oweno – Colonel Ezra Miller – October 1978
Elaine Rod served on the Mahwah Historic Sites Committee.
Historic Sites, June 1979
Jane Vilmar (1929-2019) was a resident of Mahwah, Ramsey and Ridgewood, and was reporter for the Ridgewood News. She worked in the Township of Mahwah and Ramsey building departments and was a longtime member of the Woman’s Club of Ramsey, where she served as historian.
Cragmere Park Landmark Razed, October 1980
Mahwah Man Worked 50 Years for ABEX, February 1991