Remembering the Meadowlands in the Old Days

IMG_9478Mae DeVoe, one of the first Meadowlands residents to participate in the Meadowlands Commission’s Oral History Project, passed away on Friday, June 15.

In her honor, the Meadowlands History Blog has reposted an interview with Mae in July 2009.

In the interview, she offers several colorful recollections from a childhood spent exploring copper mines, skating on the old Jersey City Waterworks reservoir and attending high school dances.

Mae also talks about life in North Arlington during the Depression and World War II.

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