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Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

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Where is Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA? 

Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA
Elizabeth, originally called "Elizabethtown" and part of the Elizabethtown Tract, was founded in 1664 by English settlers. The town was not named for Queen Elizabeth I as many people may assume, but rather for Elizabeth, wife of Sir George Carteret, one of the two original Proprietors of the colony of New Jersey. She was the daughter of Philippe de Carteret II, 3rd Seigneur de Sark and Anne Dowse. The town served as the first capital of New Jersey...wikipedia



Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - Worlds War Monument, City Hall Park, Elizabeth, N.J.
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Worlds War Monument, City Hall Park, Elizabeth, N.J.
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - Central R. R. Station. Elizabeth, N. J.
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Central R. R. Station. Elizabeth, N. J.
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - Orphan Asylum, Elizabeth, N. J. (1917)
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Orphan Asylum, Elizabeth, N. J. (1917)
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - Clark Club House
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Clark Club House

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1859
ELIZABETH, a township of Essex co., in the state of New Jersey, U.S., bordered on the E by...Read MORE...

News  1880 - April 2 - Some of the Queer Happenings of a Few Days.
Mr. Pritchard, residing in Elizabeth, N.J., has two sons in the tea business in Japan. About two...Read MORE...

News  1892 - FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Two Freight Trains Crash Together at Elizabeth.
A big smashup of freight cars occurred Saturday evening on the Pennsylvania Railroad at the Murray...Read MORE...

News  1903 - Fire Follows Train Crash. Engineer Who Stuck to his Post Slightly Hurt in Elizabeth Accident.
Elizabeth, N.J., Nov. 21.- A Dunnellen local train on the Central Railroad of New Jersey crashed...Read MORE...

News  1906 - FOUR KILLED BY TRAIN - Boys Struck While Crossing Bridge at Elizabeth, N. J.
Two bodies fell into street

Lads were returning from base ball game and did not hear the train. ...Read MORE...

1916
Elizabeth, a city and the capital of Union co., N.J., 3 miles W. of Newark Bay, 4 miles SSW. of...Read MORE...

News  1930 - BLAME BROKEN PIPE LINE FOR BLAST THAT KILLED 10. MANY OF THOSE HURT WILL DIE OR BE BLINDED. NAPTHA FLAMES, AFTER EXPLOSION IN PLANT, CAUSE BURNS.
Elizabeth, N.J., Feb. 19. (AP) - The ranks of 60 injured workmen, who were seared with exploding...Read MORE...

1964 - August 12 - Race riot in Elizabeth NJ

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