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Walt's Hardware, a Roxbury Icon in Kenvil, Demolished

September 19, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – It didn’t take long on Tuesday for the Caterpillar 336E hybrid hydraulic excavator to erase most of the former Walt’s Hardware store in Kenvil, a Roxbury icon that’s stood on Route 46 since the late 1940s.

In one day of work, the machine operator reduced the imposing gray structure to a pile of rubble. Only a portion of one wall remained standing ...

Officials Welcome Roxbury's New Riggs Canal Park

ROXBURY, NJ – The township and The Canal Society of New Jersey on Sunday unveiled a small, but historically important, new park in the heart of Roxbury.

The new Riggs Canal Park, on Main Street in Ledgewood, preserves a 5.8-acre piece of the former Morris Canal that once housed a mansion built by Silas Riggs and a lock on the canal. It features a wide, shady walking path that takes ...

The Cemetery Tour is Back – Tickets On Sale at Suckasunny Day

ROXBURY, NJ - The Moonlight History & Mystery Cemetery Tour at First Presbyterian Church in Succasunna was such a great hit last year that it is back by popular demand. 

Church members are busily planning the tour which is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28 starting at 6 p.m. and running until 8 p.m.  The moon will be full so come on down to 99 Main Street and tour the ...

Rail History Buffs Announce Olde Suckasunny Day Train Trips

ROXBURY, NJ - People attending Olde Suckasunny Day on Saturday will be able to ride in a passenger train on the Chester Branch rail line, something that hasn’t happened in about 80 years.

The Tri-State Railway Historical Society, in partnership with the Dover & Rockaway River Railroad, will be bringing several cabooses from its collection of historic railroad equipment to offer ...

County Leaders Visit Roxbury to Help Dedicate Historic Marker and Sign

ROXBURY, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders joined with Roxbury’s Mayor and Council and the township’s and county historic community Aug. 8 to formally dedicate a historic bridge marker and interpretive panel that highlight the township’s Drakesville Historic Park and Morris Canal Greenway preservation efforts.

“The terrific work done here by the township to ...


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