Being from the mid-west but being a geography major, I had never heard of this community. Here is a compilation of the transportation history of this community in northern New Jersey. Historic B&W photographs and maps lay out the story.
From the arrival of the Morris Canal in 1830 through the end of World War II, Boonton, New Jersey was a thriving industrial town with goods and people to transport throughout the state. The railroad arrived in 1867, expanding eastward in 1870 to reach Paterson, Newark, and New York City. With additional technological advancements came trolleys, buses, and trucks, which still support Boonton's transportation network today.
This all black & white book takes readers on a journey from the 1870s through the 1960s with a rare glimpse into Boonton's past.
Foreword, pp. 5-6;
Morris Canal, pp. 7-14;
Lackawanna Railroad, pp. 15-38;
Rockaway River & Montville Railroad, pp. 39-44;
Horse Power (wagons and teams), pp. 45-50;
Morris County Traction Company, pp. 51-54;
Bus Transportation, pp. 55-58;
Firefighting, pp. 59-62;
Trucking, pp. 63-66;
Boontoon Ironworks, pp. 67-76;
Other Industries, pp. 77-80;
Bibliography, pp. 81-82;
Acknowledgements, pg. 83;
About Liberty Historic Railway, Inc., pg. 84.
The Garbely Publishing Company, softcover, 84 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., B&W photographs.