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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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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Mahwah Farms – A Landmark of Yesteryear

This unattributed article was first published in “The Old Station Timetable” in December 1979. Mahwah Farms, once the largest cattle breeding and distribution dairy farm in Bergen County from the mid-twenties to 1944, was located along the southbound lane of Route 17 (now the site of Robbie’s Music Barn). The late Albert J. (Allie) Winter…

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