Tag: Hacklebarney Road
In 1938, the Mendham-Chester Tribune reported a car accident between a Ford Coach and a “new” Dodge on Route 31 (now 206) near Hacklebarney Road. George Mitchel of Thompson Avenue hit Marion Waldron of Oldwick when she stopped short. Waldron’s car spun and hit a fence, where it broke an iron post. A passenger in the car, Mrs. C.E. Dickinson, also of Oldwick, was treated for a broken rib.
Sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Kay would once again open the swimming area on their estate to Chester Borough and Township residents, reported the Observer-Tribune in 1960. The swimming area was located next to the Black River on Hacklebarney Road. Free swimming lessons were provided by a Red Cross senior life guard.
In 1955, three white rats from the Budd Mountain Rodent Farm (near the junction of Pottersville Road and Hacklebarney Road) flew on a Navy rocket 20 miles above the Nevada desert. Farm owner Irl Pardy served in both World Wars I and II. The farm was one of the last pieces of property to be sold from the old Budd Estate, which once reached to Budd Lake. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.