Article Archives

Here you will find some of the articles that have appeared in Mendham Moves Magazine from 2002 - present.

Did You Know?

In the winter of 1777, with Washington's Revolutionary Army encamped at Jockey Hollow, Hilltop church in Mendham was pressed into service as a smallpox hospital. Twenty-seven soldiers died there, and are buried in a common grave in the cemetery behind the church on Hilltop Road.

Hilltop Church's Website

The Great Mendham Bank Robbery of 1961

by Charlie Carter

Back in 1960, when two would-be bank robbers pegged Mendham Borough as a podunk town with lax security and bragged that it would be easy to rob the local bank, they couldn't have been more wrong.
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The Underground Railroad in Mendham?

by Nancy Spies

Mendham folklore tells of secret passages and tunnels that were used to harbor fleeing slaves in their escape to freedom.
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Front Paths Don't Lie

by Betty Kiser

What is your home's curb appeal?
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Only in a Small Town ("No license, no wedding!")

by Rickie Kelly

While doing some late fall cleanup on my East Main Street front lawn, my old (as in long time) friend, Marie Pfeiffer, stopped to chat. We reminisced about our years in the Mendham Junior Women's Club and how after 35 you were no longer junior but were eligible for senior status.
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Former Mendham Basketball Captain's Journey: Helping AIDS Orphans in Africa

by Mark Kitchin, Daily Record

Athletes at a basketball camp expect to learn about passing lanes and ways to improve their shooting skills. They don't expect to get lessons about apartheid, Nelson Mandela and the poverty of South Africa.
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Pursuing the American Dream Home
(A culturally diverse perspective)

By Leslie Freidman

Probably the most high-profile real estate deal ever consummated by immigrants, at least in the Tri-State metropolitan area, was the purchase of Manhattan. In 1626, Dutch representative (read: early real estate dealer) Peter Minuit boughl the island for his people from local Native Americans. The story varies, but according to most accounts the sellers were the Canarsee Indians. (Other sources claim the sellers to be the Shinnecock or the Algonquin.) The price paid for the real estate also varies, according to the storyteller or historian. However, it is known to have been somewhere in the neighborhood of $24 worth of beads, 30 beaver skins, 60 gilders, or a few bales of cloth. Depending.
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