Category Archives: Lincoln Park History

The Old Francisco Homestead

A picture of the old Francisco canal house, located on Mabey Lane in Lincoln Park, as it looked in 1996. The house was built sometime in the 1850s. Unfortunately it was torn down in 1997. The Old Francisco Homestead by … Continue reading

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A Magical Mayberry Moment: Art Smith’s Miniature Canal Scene

It was an honor to write this article about Art Smith’s miniature canal scene, over 15 years ago. I remember how proud Art was of it. A Magical Mayberry Moment: Art Smith’s Miniature Canal Scene By Richard Mabey Jr. It … Continue reading

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To Build A Set

The other day, in going through boxes of my notes, I found one of my sketches for the set design of “Beyond The North Star.” To Build A Set By Richard Mabey Jr. In the dawn of 1988, I began … Continue reading

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Faith, Perseverance and Hard Work, Bring Dream to Life

I had the great honor to cover the story of the premier of Dad’s pictorial history book about the town of Lincoln Park. Faith, Perseverance and Hard Work, Bring Dream to Life By Richard Mabey Jr. My Dad was a … Continue reading

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1986: The Era Of Writing On My Brown Paper Lunch Bag

In 1986, I was working as an editor and writer of an in-house company newsletter. It was a very small company, and I would often eat lunch by myself. I would use the brown paper bag that I used for … Continue reading

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The Golden History of Lincoln Park, NJ: Incline Plane Ten East

A rare photo of the incredible Incline Plane Ten East. The Golden History of Lincoln Park, NJ: Incline Plane Ten East By Richard Mabey Jr. Incline Plane Ten East played an important role in the economic and social development of … Continue reading

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey’s Golden History: The Farmers Hotel

This is a rare photograph of Lincoln Park’s old Farmers Hotel. It once was “home away from home” for the many visitors of old Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park, New Jersey’s Golden History: The Farmers Hotel By Richard Mabey Jr. The … Continue reading

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