For me this was going back to where it all began. What am I talking about? The birthplace of FM radio, my profession, which has roots right here in New Jersey! It’s the Armstrong Tower (pictured above) and it’s located in Alpine, New Jersey.
History is all around us and I think we are all guilty of not taking time to notice how much history we have here at the Jersey Shore and in New Jersey. I love history, which was my favorite subject in school, but like I said we all forget to take time and observe and learn about our history right here in Ocean and Monmouth Counties.
This article is all about “water towers”. Yes believe it or not I think there’s a visual history and art when it comes to the “water tower”. Historically you seem to find the older towers in more urban areas, the ones that go for less visual art and are more a piece of the cities history. I have including water towers from cities like New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Diego, Wilmington-DE, Dublin and right here in Ocean & Monmouth Counties.
Do YOU Know About The Tom River Hidden History Trail ? It is a really cool way to see some of Toms River's "hidden" historical sites. It's perfect for those who love history and Ocean County. Toms River is full of great historical sites and now they are part of the project called "The Hidden History Trail".
Imagine your a high school student excited for a trip with classmates to Washington D.C. to see how government works and explore our nations history. Then imagine the bus that's supposed to take you there doesn't show up.
Considering how New Jersey was the third of 50 states to join the United States of America, it can be shocking to see how little some of us know about Independence Day almost 230 years after we were granted admission to the union.
In order to prepare for the United States’ 239th birthday this Saturday, I decided to walk around Downtown Toms River and approached a bunch of people to see if they act