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History of Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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Jersey City, Hudson, NJ

The oldest structure in Jersey City is the Newkirk House, built by the original Dutch settlers in the late 1600s.



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  • 1630 - Jersey City founded
    Called Pavonia, it was the first Dutch settlement in New Jersey
    www.wikipedia.org

  • News 1824 - MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.
    Baltimore, July 15.
    The New York papers received this morning, furnish an account of another unfortunate accident occasioned by the explosion of a...Read MORE...


  • 1844 - Jersey City
    JERSEY CITY lies on the west hank of the Hudson, opposite New York, on a peninsula, the Indian name of which was Arese-heck. It was sometimes called, ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Jersey City
    Jersey City, capital of Hudson county, New Jersey, on the right or W. bank of the Hudson river, at its entrance into New York bay, and opposite New...Read MORE...


  • News 1865 - EXTENSIVE CONFLAGRATION IN JERSEY CITY - SEVERAL MANUFACTORIES BURNED DOWN - LOSS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
    Shortly after 10 o'clock yesterday forenoon, a fire broke out on the fourth floor of the American Drug Mills, located on the corner of Washington and ...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - A miserly merchant, named Lyman Allen, was found dead in his bed at Taylor's hotel, Jersey City, the other morning.
    He had lived there five years, took only one meal daily, was worth $600,000, and his wardrobe, at the time of his death, was valued at twenty-five...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - BIG BLAZE IN JERSEY CITY.
    A fire in Jersey City late last night that flamed very high and cast its bright reflection far over the waters of the harbor gave many persons the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Jersey City
    Jersey City, capital of Hudson co., N.J., on the right or W. bank of the Hudson River, at its entrance into New York Bay, and opposite New York City, ...Read MORE...


  • Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
    The Daintiest Maid that ever rode a wheel need not fear to use Dixon's Graphitoleo

    Jos. Dixon Crucible Company
    Jersey City, N.J.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    April 1898
    Advertisement
  • Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
    The Olympia Self-Playing Music Box
    F. G. Otto & Sons
    Jersey City, N.J.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    November 1898
    Advertisement
  • Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
    Bergen Avenue
    Postcard
  • Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
    Lafayette St. looking East
    Postcard
  • News 1902 - February 9 – Fire levels 26 city blocks of Jersey City. (New Jersey)

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 9, 1902

  • News 1907 - GRAND STAND CAVES IN. ONE KILLED AND MANY HURT AT JERSEY CITY BASEBALL GAME.
    One boy was killed, another had his right leg broken and several persons received scratches and bruises when a grandstand on the St. John's baseball...Read MORE...


  • 1916 - July 30 - Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, NJ.

    historyorb.com

  • 1916
    Jersey City, capital of Hudson co., N.J., on the right or W. bank of the Hudson River, at its entrance into New York Bay and opposite New York city,...Read MORE...


  • Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
    The Fish Net & Twine Co.
    Found at St Augustine Lighthouse, St Augustine, Florida
    Advertisement
  • Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
    Medical Center
    Postcard
  • News 1948 - TWO ARE KILLED AS BUILDING FALLS.
    Jersey City, N.J., March 28. - (AP) - A three-story brick building suddenly crumbled Sunday and two persons were crushed to death in the wreckage....Read MORE...


  • 1964 - August 2 - Race riot in Jersey City NJ
    Race riots broke out in Jersey City, 71 stores damaged, 46 people injured.

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
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The Daintiest Maid that ever rode a wheel need not fear to use Dixon's Graphitoleo

Jos. Dixon Crucible Company
Jersey City, N.J.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Advertisement

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
The Olympia Self-Playing Music Box
F. G. Otto & Sons
Jersey City, N.J.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Advertisement



Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Bergen Avenue
Postcard

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Lafayette St. looking East
Postcard

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Medical Center
Postcard

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
The Fish Net & Twine Co.
Found at St Augustine Lighthouse, St Augustine, Florida
Advertisement
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History and News of Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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  • 1630 - Jersey City founded
    Called Pavonia, it was the first Dutch settlement in New Jersey
    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1824 - MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.
    Baltimore, July 15.
    The New York papers received this morning, furnish an account of another unfortunate accident occasioned by the explosion of a... Read MORE...

  • 1844 - Jersey City
    JERSEY CITY lies on the west hank of the Hudson, opposite New York, on a peninsula, the Indian name of which was Arese-heck. It was sometimes called, ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Jersey City
    Jersey City, capital of Hudson county, New Jersey, on the right or W. bank of the Hudson river, at its entrance into New York bay, and opposite New... Read MORE...

  • News  1865 - EXTENSIVE CONFLAGRATION IN JERSEY CITY - SEVERAL MANUFACTORIES BURNED DOWN - LOSS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
    Shortly after 10 o'clock yesterday forenoon, a fire broke out on the fourth floor of the American Drug Mills, located on the corner of Washington and ... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - A miserly merchant, named Lyman Allen, was found dead in his bed at Taylor's hotel, Jersey City, the other morning.
    He had lived there five years, took only one meal daily, was worth $600,000, and his wardrobe, at the time of his death, was valued at twenty-five... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - BIG BLAZE IN JERSEY CITY.
    A fire in Jersey City late last night that flamed very high and cast its bright reflection far over the waters of the harbor gave many persons the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Jersey City
    Jersey City, capital of Hudson co., N.J., on the right or W. bank of the Hudson River, at its entrance into New York Bay, and opposite New York City, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - February 9 – Fire levels 26 city blocks of Jersey City. (New Jersey)

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 9, 1902
  • News  1907 - GRAND STAND CAVES IN. ONE KILLED AND MANY HURT AT JERSEY CITY BASEBALL GAME.
    One boy was killed, another had his right leg broken and several persons received scratches and bruises when a grandstand on the St. John's baseball... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Jersey City, capital of Hudson co., N.J., on the right or W. bank of the Hudson River, at its entrance into New York Bay and opposite New York city,... Read MORE...

  • 1916 - July 30 - Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, NJ.

    historyorb.com
  • News  1948 - TWO ARE KILLED AS BUILDING FALLS.
    Jersey City, N.J., March 28. - (AP) - A three-story brick building suddenly crumbled Sunday and two persons were crushed to death in the wreckage.... Read MORE...

  • 1964 - August 2 - Race riot in Jersey City NJ
    Race riots broke out in Jersey City, 71 stores damaged, 46 people injured.

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm

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