Daily Archives: April 23, 2009

DON’T FORGET: Free Meadowlands History Talk on Friday

IMG_014 Parsons Snake hill on the Jersey Meadows            "Snake Hill on the Jersey Meadows," Montclair Museum of Art

Noted regional historian Kevin Wright is speaking at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst, on Friday at 12:15 p.m. (just past noon) on the history of the Meadowlands, pre-1969.

   This is an encore presentation — we saw him give this talk in February, and he was great. With great archival images to boot.

   Click here for details.

Muskrat at DeKorte


   This guy was near the walkway across from the first visitors parking lot one afternoon at DeKorte last week, totally oblivious of humans. Just wanted to help cut the grass, apparently.
     Muskrats were once a prime target for trappers in the Meadowlands. We will post some of their stories on our upcoming oral history blog.
     More on Muskrats in this region here.

    For a look at an old newspaper clipping about Muskrat hunting in the Meadowlands, click immediately below.

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