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"Hoboken, ho-bo'ken, a city and port of entry of Hudson co, N.J., on the W. bank of the Hudson River, opposite New York City, and immediately above Jersey City. It is the eastern terminus of the Morris & Essex Railroad and of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. It contains 14 churches (1 Baptist, 2 Catholic, 1 Dutch Re formed, 3 £ 2 German, 3 Methodist, 2 Presbyterian), several academies, 6 public schools, and the Stevens Institute of Technology, which has extensive apparatus for teaching the natural sciences and their application to the industrial arts. One daily and 2 weekly newspapers are published here. Hoboken has also 2 national banks, 2 savings-banks, a hospital, several foundries and machine shops, and a large manufactory of lead-pencils. It has an extensive trade in coal, being one of the principal depots from which New York and its shipping are supplied. Six lines of European steamships start from this port. The principal industries of this place are connected with these steamships and the coal-docks. Several lines of horse-cars connect Hoboken with Jersey City and other towns. Pop. in 1870, 20,297; in 1880, 30,999; in 1890, 43,648."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1824 - First ferry service in U.S. opened between Hoboken and Manhattan
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  • 1846 - June 19 - First organized game of baseball: played in Hoboken.
    The New York Knickerbocker Club plays the New York Club in the first baseball game at the Elysian Field in Hoboken, New Jersey. It is the first... Read MORE...

  • News  1854 - ALARMING ACCIDENT AT HOBOKEN. FALL OF THE BARCLAY STREET FERRY BRIDGE. ONE HUNDRED PERSONS THROWN INTO THE WATER - SEVERAL SUPPOSED DROWNED - MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF HUNDREDS ON THE BRIDGE.
    An accident of the most painful and alarming nature occurred between 5 and 6 o'clock last evening, at the Hoboken Ferry on the Jersey shore, by which ... Read MORE...

  • News  1873 - TORNADO IN JERSEY.
    A few minutes after the heavy rain-storm had commenced in Hoboken, about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the immense frame-work, over 400 feet in... Read MORE...

  • News  1905 - BIG FIRE IN HOBOKEN. DELAWARE, LACKAWANNA AND WESTERN'S TERMINAL DESTROYED. ENTIRE WATER FRONT IN PERIL.
    TWO FERRY BOATS RUINED AND MUCH WHARF PROPERTY DAMAGED BY FIERCE FLAMES - THE LOSS WILL BE OVER $500,000.

    New York, Aug. 8. - Inside of... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hoboken, ho'bo-ken, a city and port of entry of Hudson co., N.J., on the W. bank of the Hudson River, opposite New York city (with which it is... Read MORE...

  • News  1921 - 12 DEAD IN HOTEL FIRE; TWO INQUIRIES BEGUN IN HOBOKEN. POLICE SEEK CAUSE OF BLAZE WHILE PROSECUTER INVESTIGATES CONDUCT OF HOSTELRY. SEVEN BODIES IDENTIFIED.
    SHOES, RINGS AND SCORCHED REMNANTS OF CLOTHING GIVE CLUES IN SEVERAL CASES.
    WOMAN DIES IN HOSPITAL.
    FLAMES BELIEVED TO HAVE STARTED IN ROOM SHORTLY ... Read MORE...

  • News  1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
    ...Hoboken Ferry Halted.
    Ferry operations between New York and Hoboken, N. J., were suspended because docks were covered with two feet of water.... Read MORE...

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