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Here are some interesting websites that will help you learn more about Milltown and other central New Jersey history. If you know of other interesting sites, or if you encounter a broken link here please send a message to webmaster Barbara Wright. Thanks!
More iconic Milltown buildings are being demolished. How do you feel about this? Feel free to comment and chat on this site. And add pictures!!!
If you want to see the smokestack and water tower preserved, please sign this petition Change.org petition
Posted by Barbara Wright on August 26, 2016 at 11:05pm
On Feb. 17,1924 my Dad was ice skating at Lawrence brook when he observed a number of people had fallen through the ice. He immediately set out to save as many of them as he could.
Following is a news clipping of the event
A year later he received the Ralston Hero medal for his efforts. Following is a copy of the newspaper article recording the events.
I found a copy of a letter that my Dad sent to the New York Evening Journal in 1935 regarding the event for which he received the Ralston Purina Hero award. My Dad had never really talked to me about his heroism, but I recall seeing the medal he had received from Ralston Purina. I have been unable to find the medal amongst my mother’s collections. I emailed Ralston Purina to see if they have any information in their files, but learned that the old files were no longer archived.
Following is a copy the letter Dad…Continue
A few weeks ago in Paris I met a woman who says her grandfather, Jules Hauvette, was the manager of the Michelin Tire Factory and known as "Mr. Michelin. She would love to find out any thing she could about his time with Michelin so hope someone…Continue
Started by Barbara Eggermann on Thursday.
I would be interested in seeing old photos, hearing memories of Bud Haefners barbershop.I have many memories of going there in the 1960's Chicopee era. Bud and Charlie were a regular trip into town for me coming from Hardenburglane in the RFD rural…Continue
Started by Frederick (Rick) E. Remlinger. Last reply by Barbara Wright Apr 11, 2015.