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The Raritan River Railroad Freight Station in Milltown, #NewJersey. Built circa 1900, it is the only surviving station of the Raritan River Railroad. It serviced the Michelin Tire Company in Milltown and provided passenger service, which began waning after WWII. Freight service ended in the 1960s. There are plans to save the building and move it across the street to county parkland, if the funding can be raised.

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A bedroom in the Emlen Physick Estate, an 18-room #mansion built in 1879 and deigned by architect Frank Furness in Cape May, #NewJersey. The Physick Estate is one of the finest examples of Victorian "Stick Style" architecture in America. It is maintained and operated by the @capemaymac.

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Alexander Hamilton viewing the Paterson Great Falls from Overlook Park in Paterson, #NewJersey. Paterson was established in 1791 as America's first planned industrial city, centered around the Great Falls. The site was chosen by Alexander Hamilton while he was Secretary of Treasury. Hamilton also assisted in the founding of the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.) to promote industrial development along the #PassaicRiver. The falls were designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1976. @patersongreatfalls National Historic Park was established November 7, 2011.

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Another unfortunate report coming out of #California: The historic Morrison Ranch House at Cheeseboro Canyon near Agoura Hills, part of @santamonicamountainsnps was destroyed by the #WoolseyFire. We had just visited this area of the park in May of this year. As of yesterday, approximately 83% of National Park land in the Santa Monica Mountains NRA has burned and the fire has destroyed a number of historic park resources.

This home was occupied by John W. Morrison and his family beginning in 1904. The family owned the property for almost 60 years. They grew hay and raised horses and cattle to sell at nearby markets. The house dated to the late 1800s, when Pablo Reyes lived there. The house was modified many times and the land had changed with barns, cisterns, and corrals being built over the years. Prior to the fire some had remained, but some had disappeared from this landscape over time.

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#tombstonetuesday The grave of John Morris (January 11, 1780 - November 18, 1854) at Ringwood Manor Cemetery in Ringwood, #NewJersey. John married Rebecca Bird Morris (1781 - March 5, 1864) and together they had two children, John Jr. and Sarah M. All members of the family are buried at the cemetery.

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The Sebastian de Oliveros House in St. Augustine, #Florida. Though the building looks historic, it is the fourth structure to exist on the site. Originally a home was built on the site for Pedro Gonzalez and his family. The home was torn down sometime between 1791 and 1798. In 1798, a two-story #coquina home was built by Sebastian de Oliveros, a Corsican mariner and trader. The home stood until 1908. A one-story frame building occupied the site between 1908 and 1965. The Sebastian de Oliveros House was reconstructed in 1965 based on the original foundations, which were discovered during #archaeological excavations.

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Today we stopped at @patersongreatfalls in Paterson, #NewJersey to check out some of the recent Overlook Park renovations, which includes an amphitheater, picnic tables, benches, easier access to the other side of the park, new landscaping, a new stairwell to take you down to the lower level, and this new sign.

Paterson was established in 1791 as America's first planned industrial city, centered around the Great Falls. The site was chosen by Alexander Hamilton while he was Secretary of Treasury. Hamilton also assisted in the founding of the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.) to promote industrial development along the #PassaicRiver. The falls were designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1976. The National Historic Park was established November 7, 2011.

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Another sad item to report in regards to the #Woolseyfire in #California: The Peter Strauss Ranch house, part of @santamonicamountainsnps, located on #Mulholland Highway, was also destroyed.

In the early 20th century, automobile manufacturer Harry Miller, famous for his patented master carburetor featured at the Indianapolis 500, purchased the property. This stone home was built in 1926. In the mid-1930s, the property was purchased by Warren Shobert and Arthur Edeson, who transformed the property into a recreational #fairyland resort for children and adults featuring amusement rides, an amphitheater with stage (2nd photo), a large Terrazo dance floor, a pool, and lake known as Lake Enchanto. In the 1950s, competition from other amusement parks and resorts led to the property's decline, which closed around 1960.

In 1976, actor Peter Strauss purchased the property and lived there until 1983, when he sold it to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The National Park Service purchased the ranch in 1987.

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We are saddened to learn that Western Town at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, #California, part of @santamonicamountainsnps, was destroyed yesterday by the #Woolseyfire. We had been to the site twice when visiting relatives in California.

In 1927, Paramount Pictures purchased 2,700 acres of the old Rancho Las Virgenes for use as a "movie ranch." In 1953, a portion of the property was purchased by William Hertz who built Western Town using Paramount's old prop storage sheds. Television companies began producing westerns at the ranch such as "The Cisco Kid" and Dick Powell's "Zane Grey Theatre." In the 1990s, Western Town was used as the set for "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." More recently it was the location for HBO's "WestWorld." Western Town and the surrounding landscape have been used for countless other TV shows and movies.

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Have you ever walked to the New Jersey Brigade campsite at @morristownnps? It is a short hike from the main parking lot at the Cross Estate. When the #NewJersey troops arrived at Jockey Hollow in mid-December 1779, there was no suitable camp site available. Instead, the troops moved a few miles south of Jockey Hollow, encamping on a hillside near Ayer's iron forge. The soldiers built their log cabins and moved into them by Christmas Day. They camped here from December 1779 until April, when they moved into huts at Jockey Hollow that had been vacated by the Maryland Brigade. Today, nothing remains of their stay except for the remains of fireplace hearths (in the photo) and trash pits. The area, accessible from the NJ Brigade Trail, is marked by a few interpretive markers.

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This week enter to win one of five copies of "Valley Forge" by authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin and published by @SimonBooks. This riveting new book about the Continental Army under the command of General George Washington at Valley Forge, #Pennsylvania was published just last month. Enter at www.thehistorygirl.com (link in bio).
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After you enter, check out a sample chapter excerpt from the book entitled 'The Best Answer to Calumny.'
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From @history_in_five, here is a clip from an insightful video titled, "Five Things You Should Know About Valley Forge." Authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin share five essential facts about the Continental Army's six month transformation at Valley Forge, #Pennsylvania. After watching, submit your entry to win one of five copies of their new book, "Valley Forge" published by @SimonBooks. Enter at www.thehistorygirl.com (link in bio).
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