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Somerset Hills Historic Tidbits ...

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  • 1988 - The Basking Ridge Historical Society changes its name to the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills to broaden its historical support to include all of the areas in the Somerset Hills area including Bedminster, Bernards Twp, Bernardsville, Far Hills,and Peapack Gladstone.

  • Move over West Point, historians now believe that before the famed United States Military Academy was established by President Thomas Jefferson's signed legislation in 1802 and artillery training at the site goes back to 1794, there was an earlier army training academy established in 1778, nestled in the Somerset Hills behind the second Watchung Mountain in Pluckemin, New Jersey.

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