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Hackensack Discussion / (now with bacon!)
« on: March 17, 2009, 03:00:55 PM »

Were you the guy with the red cellphone?


OK - and I'm Bob.


Auction Description :

<< Up for auction is a very rare soft cover book / booklet "Arbor Day Exercises Programme for 1893". Bergen County, New Jersey - JNO. Terhune, Co. Supt. 30 pgs. Good condition with signs of aging including slight discoloration on cover and chip in lower right hand corner. Slight tear in cover along spine.

Inside cover shows view of court house square, Hackensack, Bergen Co NJ. Inside is a proclamation by the Governor (Geo. T. Werts) - with his photo; a Circular Letter from Jno. Terhune and his photo; The Arbor Day Spirit message from Addison B. Poland and his photo; Why Arbor Day Should Be Celebrated message from James M. Green and his photo. Inside back cover shows View of River Street - Hackensack.

Amazing piece of Bergen County - Hackensack history!  >>

I saw that the seller notes that the printing year was 1909. Could this be a BCHS reprint? I also tried to make the page images more readable, but that cover was pretty bad to begin with (see auction image).

On the Bergen County Historical Society board, I started a thread called "Today's Local Image Finds". Rather than start a new topic every time I find an interesting  image to show, I'll put it in here. Please feel free to add any comments or information you may have. You can assume that a majority of them are from eBay auctions. If you want the item and can't find the auction, let me know.

I'll start with some images that are related to 2 Main St businesses. The second item has 3 images and stands almost 3" tall:

My apologies to Mr. Labrosse for the wrong ID.

Thanks for the kind words, Gene (or is it "Skip"?). Are you in any of the pictures?

Any idea who the gentleman leading the march with the "Let Your Voice Be Heard" sign is? Might as well try to give him the correct ID.


Hackensack Discussion / The Deborah Labrosse Freedom of Speech March
« on: March 15, 2009, 02:38:33 PM »
I took some cell phone shots of the Deborah Labrosse Freedom of Speech March to the Bergen County Courthouse this morning. The participants gathered in a parking lot on the northeast corner of Moore and Bridge Streets.

(VERY unrelated note: I wonder if any of them knew that that spot was the site many years ago of George's Club 20 at 20 Bridge St, where on December 26, 1965, King Curtis played. His guitarist - Jimmy James - is better known to you as Jimi Hendrix.)

In the first photo, the group heads out at about 10:15am. I think that's John Labrosse - her husband - leading the way (sorry - I never met them before, so I'm not sure).

In the second photo, Ms. Labrosse (left) holds up her sign as the one-block march to the courthouse begins.

In the third photo, they cross Court St and arrive at the courthouse.

In the fourth photo, the marchers do a loop around one of the courthouse's sidewalks.

The fifth photo finds the first speaker (sorry - I don't know her name) inspiring the group. Homeless advocate Robin Reilly and Ms. Labrosse also spoke.

The last photo shows Ms. Labrosse and her message surrounded by supporters.

The event ended shortly thereafter.

Bill from Bergen Record 1905 predecessor to the New Jersey & Hudson R.R. & Ferry Company for the gargantuan sum of 20 cents:

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Main St.
« on: March 10, 2009, 08:24:27 PM »
I took this today with my cell:

This photo just popped up on eBay. It's titled, "1914 suffrage campaign days in Hackensack NJ".

I spiffed it up a bit:

The sign was hard to read, so I split that out and darkened the image to make it more readable:

It appears to say:

Don't forget!
Band Concert
Sat Evening
Court House Fountain
Suffrage Speeches
of Great Interest To The Women

I'm not 100% sure about those last 3 words, but that's what it looks like to me.

The description says: "Description: Advertising mass meeting and band concert for August 21 - suffrage campaign days in New Jersey, Hackensack, New Jersey. Portrait of band members, left to right: Miss Erika Wilrich, Catharine Flanagan, Elsa Croup, Violet Deane, Emily Preison, Margaret Morrison, Margaret Morris, Margaret Whoof, Theodora Wheeler. Size of photo: 6.4x10. Quality of photo: med".

Are any of those names noteworthy?

Gotta have this picture? Go here:


Someone is selling a Holy Trinity High School Reunion mug from 1975 on eBay:


Hackensack Discussion / Re: Newly released: Hackensack History Book
« on: March 02, 2009, 10:48:26 AM »

Hackensack Discussion / Clay Street Fire
« on: February 25, 2009, 03:49:50 PM »
There's a fire going on right now on Clay St near Park St. I just took a couple of shots with my cell from my apartment.

In this one, the wind is blowing the smoke northwest as a plane comes in above it on the way to Teterboro. The Gentile Funeral Home is in the foreground:

This photo shows the steeple of the First Presbyterian Church at Union and Passaic. Above it is the Channel 7 chopper, so maybe it'll be on the news:


Hackensack Discussion / Re: Holy Trinity School Closing in June
« on: February 22, 2009, 07:25:10 PM »
I not only went to the old Holy Trinity School but moved into the brand new one for my fifth grade.  I graduated in 1961.

Ditto! :o

You can probably figure out who I am, but which Kathy might you be? I remember a Kathy G. and a Kathy H. from 8A.

Did you attend the "reunion" we had in December 1979?


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