Sunday, February 26, 2012

1921 Market Street Tragedy

Article is from 
The Perth Amboy Evening News 
June 22, 1959 
(Click to enlarge) 

Scene of the accident. (Where the bridge is)

The Fireman's Statue in Alpine Cemetery.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Article from 
The Perth Amboy Evening News
June 1, 1951 


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bones Unearthed Under St. Peter's Church Part 2

Article from 
The Daily Home News 
April 2, 1960
(click to enlarge article)

Photos of St. Peter's Church 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Street Names - Part 2

New Brunswick Ave

Article is from the Perth Amboy Evening News 
April 6, 1939

History of Perth Amboy
William C. McGinnis 
Volume III
Pages 109-116

 Hobart Street 1957

Jefferson Street  1957 

 Smith Street 1960

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Thomas Mundy Peterson

Thomas Mundy Peterson 
First Black Voter in the United States
Birth - October 6, 1824
Death - February 4, 1904 
Voted March 31, 1870 

Article is from
The News Tribune 
December 5, 1977 

Since The News Tribune article was written:

In 1983, Peterson's Medal 
was graciously loaned by Xavier University for three weeks.   
during Perth Amboy's 300th Anniversary Celebration. 

In 1987, A plaque was placed by the staff and students
honoring Thomas Peterson in
No. 1 School where he worked as a custodian.

In October 1989, School No. 1 was officially renamed the
Thomas Mundy Peterson School.