Archive for November, 2011
While it would be years before it became its own Borough on March 10, 1908, the Bergen County Atlas of 1876 does include an inset in its map of Hohokus Township entitled ‘Ramsey’s Station’, referring to the train station built on land acquired from Peter J. Ramsey. Early landowners, the Erie Railroad lines, and early […]
The view of Villani’s Restaurant in 1950 from Route 17, where patrons could enjoy “the finest food and and fountain service” either indoors or outdoors. The restaurant stood where the Howard Johnson’s used to be on Route 17, which has since been integrated into the Interstate Shopping Center.
Ramsey, as the video begins, the kind of town where nothing much ever happens. I don’t know about that, but this is one of the times where Ramsey made national headlines for a famous rescue of two toddlers by a heroic Conrail train conductor on May 1st, 1989. The Conrail train was traveling eastbound thru Ramsey […]