Vanishing Mahwah Farms: An Interview with Alvina Pelz Frey and Judy Pelz Coughlin

This article, by Carol and Dick Greene, was first published in “The Old Station Timetable” in Fall 1987 The American tradition of the “family farm” lives on in Mahwah because of one tenacious holdout — Alvina Pelz Frey. She is Mahwah’s last true “farmer.” A farmer, by popular definition, is one who produces most of…

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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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Oweno – Col. Ezra Miller

This unattributed article was first published in “The Old Station Timetable” in October 1978. The property surrounding the Betsy Ross School in Cragmere was the site of Colonel Ezra Miller’s estate known as “Oweno”. Some of the local craftsmen’s stone work done in the 1870’s is still visible in this area. The Athletic Field was…

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