By Boonton Historical Society

ISBN-10: 1467124478

ISBN-13: 9781467124478

ISBN-10: 1540214494

ISBN-13: 9781540214492

Boonton�s origins date again to 1747 with the forgotten village of outdated Boonton, the is still of which now lie lower than the Jersey urban Reservoir. distinct for its iron forges and turbines, outdated Boonton owed its lifestyles basically to the waterpower supplied through the Rockaway River. The construction of the Morris Canal in 1825, which bypassed previous Boonton and brought on its decline, was once the motive force within the improvement of the present city of Boonton 1.5 miles upriver. In 1830, the recent Jersey Iron corporation chosen this website for a brand new ironworks and imported equipment and employees from England, who introduced with them their households and religions. quickly, houses, church buildings, and faculties have been outfitted, and a city built. because the years handed, Boonton developed from a single-industry city into what it's at the present time, a longtime neighborhood with an abundance of park lands, ancient houses, and a thriving major highway enterprise district.

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