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    MarilynPeters(Author),RichardO'Connor(Author)

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Nutley has been over three hundred years in the making. Originally owned by Native Americans, it was sold to Capt. Robert Treat in 1666 and became part of the Newark land tract. After several boundary disputes and after breaking away from Newark and then Bloomfield and finally Belleville, the town stood proudly on its own. Franklin, as Nutley was originally known, grew and prospered in its independence.

Early in the twentieth century, Nutley was the home of many prominent writers and artists. Mark Twain visited often to confer with his magazine editor. On one of her many visits, sharpshooter Annie Oakley was so taken by this warm community that she and her husband, Frank Butler, bought property on Grant Avenue, built a house, and lived here for several years. With its proximity to New York City and its many acres of picturesque parkland, the town grew rapidly and was soon transformed by the laying of trolley tracks along Franklin Avenue, the relocation of the business district, and the subdivision of large estates, necessary to house the growing population. Through all of this change, however, Nutley maintained its quaint small-town atmosphere and never lost sight of the need to preserve its sense of community and history.

Marilyn Peters and Richard O'Connor are board members of the Nutley Historical Society. With some one hundred seventy photographs, old and new, the authors have endeavored to illustrate many of the changes that have taken place, as Nutley has tried, and succeeded, to keep its unique hometown feeling. They are pleased to present Then & Now: Nutley during this, the town's one hundredth anniversary year.

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  • By A customer on November 17, 2002

    What a wonderful look at Nutley, NJ both yesterday and today. I was a resident of Nutley for most of my life before retiring to the Jersey shore, but this book brought back so many fond memories and gave me insights to the history of that wonderful community. I enjoyed the book thoroughly. For anyone who's ever lived there or just passed through, you'll find this book contains a wealth of information and is bound to bring back memories of a very special town.

  • By A customer on November 17, 2002

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What a wonderful look at Nutley NJ both yesterday and today. I was a long-time resident of Nutley until I retired to the Jersey shore several years ago. Through its text and pictures, this book brought back many fond memories of this wonderful community. Whether you've ever been a resident or just passed through, you will be captivated by this look at Nutley - Then and Now.

  • By 6Sigma on February 26, 2010

    Though I moved away from Nutley in 1964 (specifically October 24th) - Nutley is still home in my heart. Looking through the book along with Google Maps I can trace the steps of my youth. I remember the day my father was a speaker at the dedication of the memorial in front of town hall to the sailors who lost their lives in a submarine accident - one of whom was a Nutley resident.Thank you for a beautiful compilation!Harry

  • By Edward St. Thomas Jr. on February 17, 2014

    Condition was as described. Price was a bargain. Growing up in Nutley, as did my dad, and being a fan of all things nostalgic, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.


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