Remembering the Trump family and the Lincoln-Bedell story connection
January 2, 2013 While casting about through my list of history topics for BeeLines this week, and coming up rather “dry” for a good human-interest story for the week between Christmas and New Year, the shrill ring... more »»
Thomas Walker, Barcelona brick yards, lime kilns and a plaster mill
December 19, 2012 Tucked inside a folder of clippings and notes about Barcelona’s history, I discovered a forgotten highlighted item in a photocopy of page 40 from “A History of Westfield – 1802-1997,” Part I, Chapte... more »»
Was there ever a ‘stolen’ Indian reservation in this area?
December 5, 2012 During the summer of 2012 the Westfield Historian received a query from a reader about a very old map he had seen, perhaps from the Holland Land Company, that showed an Indian reservation that... more »»
Walker diary gives insight into Westfield brick, stone construction
November 28, 2012 As is often the case, while researching a totally unrelated topic, an item is found that leads to more exciting discoveries about the history of Westfield. more »»
The incredible Todd-Sheath family reunion story, part III
November 21, 2012 “Finding Robert” Written by Marty Hiller “A doorbell echoed through the quiet house on a sultry day in the summer of 1944. more »»
The incredible Todd-Sheath family reunion story, part II
November 14, 2012 At the end of part I of this story, on Oct. more »»
Westfield brickyards and brickmaking history and mystery
October 31, 2012 Recently, a local resident contacted the Westfield Historian’s office asking if there are any records of brickyards in the early history of Westfield because he had found extensive evidence of such... more »»
A Calarco family member reminisces about Anthony’s
October 24, 2012 “Anthony’s” was the subject line on a recent email to the Westfield Historian. more »»
Fascinating 1914 photo with handwritten story on the back
October 3, 2012 Several months ago, Village of Westfield Clerk Vince Luce loaned the Westfield Historian several of his photos, which were from around the 1910-1920 time frame, to scan for the historian archives. more »»
Have you ever heard of, or eaten, a heritage fruit called pawpaw?
September 26, 2012 Recently, neighbor, Jay Stratton arrived at my door and asked if I’d ever heard of pawpaws, maybe in an old song, and he sang a snatch. more »»
Filling in the blanks – what businesses followed Pinter’s and Miller’s?
September 19, 2012 ... more »»
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