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THE HISTORY OF HIGH BRIDGE

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Main Branch of the County Library

314 Route 12

Flemington, NJ 08822

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The history of High Bridge is intertwined with the development of the iron and steel industry in the United States As early as the 1700s, the framework of this little hamlet had already been created by English investors who carved up the rich wilderness of the New World, brimming with iron ore that would be essential to the country's development. High Bridge Borough evolved around the Taylor Wharton Foundry, established in 1742. With the passage of time, however, High Bridge has lost its farming and foundry roots, evolving into what is often referred to as a bedroom community. Join author and historian William Honachefesky, Jr. as he details interesting details, historical facts and anecdotes about one of the oldest factory towns in the nation.

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Flemington, NJ 08822

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