This weekly feature is brought to you by the Meadowlands Commission's Parks Department to give you some historical background on how local places, landmarks, and geographical features got their name.
Mehrhof Pond and Mehrhof Road, Little Ferry
During the late 19th century, Little Ferry was the second-largest brick making center in the U.S., producing 100 million bricks annually.
One of the Mehrhof Brothers clay pits remain – Mehrhof Pond, a freshwater pond at the end of Mehrhof Road.
The pond is a great birding site, and the winter home of hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Ruddy Ducks.
(Reference: The Hackensack Meadowlands — Kevin W. Wright)