1983 - King Hassan II of Morocco purchases the Natirar Estate in Peapack (Raritan spelled backwards) for $7.5 million, setting a record for a home purchase in New Jersey.
1921 - Far Hills was actually part of Bernards Township until seceding in 1921. Rising taxes led the 200 residents of Far Hills to decide to separate from Bernards Township and to incorporate as a Borough. The local property tax rate jumped from $2.72 in 1919 to $3.53 in 1920.
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Moguls, Millionaires, Statesmen, Captains
of Industry, Financial Giants, Media People, Society Figures,
Politicos known about the Somerset Hills Area
From the archives of Inside the Brick Academy -
September 2002 Throughout the year, distinguished
residents who live/lived in the Somerset Hills will be listed.
Then, as now, the area’s serene beauty and wholesome
life style have attracted the rich, famous, and outstanding
people. - Click Here
History of the Bernardsville Fire Department - Click Here
Peapack Gladstone Fire Department Turns 100 years old. - Click Here
New Jersey's Revolutionary Experience-
A series of twenty-eight now out-of-print pamphlets published
by the New Jersey Historical Commission to commemorate the
Bicentennial of the American Revolution. The pamphlets explore
New Jersey history at the time of the Revolution, by either
looking at New Jersey's contribution to the Revolution or
by studying some aspect of life in New Jersey during that
time period. Click