South Orange Revisited

South Orange Revisited

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From the mid-1800s through the late 1900s, life in South Orange was a mirror of events taking place on a national and global level. Evolutions in population, transportation, education, and culture played an important part in South Orange's growth from a small farming village to the bustling community it is today. For more than 150 years, the village's excellent road and rail infrastructure, salubrious climate, and close proximity to Manhattan has drawn residents from a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and talents. Today many South Orange residents enjoy the convenience of working in a bustling city and at the same time, living in late-19th- and 20th-century homes on streets illuminated by Victorian gaslights. These are just some of the factors that make South Orange a unique community.NEW. HOMES. 1920-1939. On October 27, 1929, twelve thousand spectators, including 35 major-league ballplayers, brought baseball fever to Cameron Field to watch legendary ballplayers Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig play in an exhibition game for South Orange. ... United States winning the right to vote (1920), Lindbergha#39;s first solo flight across the Atlantic, the New York Stock Market crash, and in 1928, anbsp;...

Title:South Orange Revisited
Author:Naoma Welk
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2006


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