Tag: Morris County


This Week in Chester History…

If you were at the edge of your seat about last week’s post mentioning the possible lawbreaking of the St. Lawrence Church Bazaar, know that the Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Louis R. Lombardino found no infraction of N.J. gambling laws. The Observer-Tribune said in 1960 that Lombardino had received a complaint about a “balloon dart game” that yielded no violations.


This Week in Chester History…

In 1937, Morris County was hit harder by Dutch Elm disease than anywhere else in the United States, said the Mendham-Chester Tribune. Over the previous three years, more than 2,500 elm trees were cut down in the area. The N.J. Department of Agriculture sought to fight the blight by hiring Civilian Conservation Corps workers and state specialists to inspect more than 1 million trees.


This Week in Chester History…

The Mendham-Chester Tribune alerted readers to a substantial WPA project occurring in Morris County. More than 2,500 miles of roads, highways, and other public thoroughfares throughout the county would be verified and indexed according to the Old Road Returns Survey. The newspaper explained, “a road return is a formal report certifying the establishment or elimination of any portion of a public route… It serves as the original deed of the road, and is filed as the basis of public title.”


This Week in Chester History…

In 1956, the Chester Rotarians began an outreach effort to address the high number of fatalities on Morris County roads. Drunken driving, speed, and carelessness were cited as the primary factors involved. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, Chief Jacob T. Lewis of the Morris County Civil Defense and Disaster Control announced there would be a five-company relay pumping drill in the south west section of Morris county. The Chester Volunteer Fire Company’s house was named the rendezvous point. The fire companies of Morris County had had more training in relay pumping than any similar area in the United States. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.

 


This Week in Chester History…

In 1957, Patricia Cross of Pleasant Hill Road became Morris County’s first polio patient of the year. She previously had received two Salk anti-polio vaccine shots, but was diagnosed with paralytic polio at Morristown Memorial Hospital. In 1956, by this time last year, the county already had three cases. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.