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SCHS trustee William Strait recently published a book titled Building the Lackawanna Cutoff. It will be available for sale this coming Friday, December 15th, from 9am to 1pm at the Hill Museum, 82 Main St in Newton. A great idea for a holiday gift. The cost of the book is $40.00. Come meet the author.

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Today Matthew Davis, a Revolutionary War Patriot, got a gravestone in the Old Newton Burial Ground. Thanks to the work of trustee Wendy Wyman who procured the gravestone from the VA with the assistance of Michael DeVilliers of Congressman Gottheimer's office. Thanks also to the members of the Sussex County Sheriff's department and the members of SWAP for installing the gravestone today.
Matthew Davis was born on April 30, 1745 and died on September 24, 1780. He served as a Quartermaster in Colonel John Lashier's Regiment, New York Militia as well as in the 3rd Company, 3rd Regiment of the New York Troops.
Photography by trustee Geoffrey Ithen.

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Lafayette Baptist Church stained glass window restoration.

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ON THIS DAY in 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights!
Photo courtesy of: Library of Congress
#njshpo #OTD #billofrights

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The latest from the Sussex County History Alliance’s Facebook page…

I got my copy.