Village of Second River

100 Years Ago

 

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                                 The Belleville Day parade, August 24, 1912

The old Village of Second River, now Belleville, NJ

 

Our current project is the re-construction, through photos, essays and music, of our town as it was 100 years ago.  The target date for completion of the project is August 24, 1912, the time of the Belleville Day celebration.  We hope you will stop in often and watch as the story unfolds.

As a first step, you will find in the photo gallery, an album of images of the friends and neighbors you would have had in our town back then.  Be sure to check out the Victrola page where you can listen to the favorite songs of 1912.

Hillside Pleasure Park, the height of entertainment in Belleville in 1912

Souvenirs 1

Boasting about the merits of one's new motor car often ended in a friendly road race!

 

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A special treat for those with a new motor car was a trip down the shore.