Chatham 300 Years!

Chatham Borough’s Tricentennial Celebration festivities took place on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in conjunction with the annual Fishawack Festival.

Three hundred years ago in 1715, John Budd, a Philadelphia merchant, bought 1,200 acres near the Passaic River and established his farm. Long before John Budd arrived, however, the Lenni-Lenape Tribe crossed the Passaic River, very close to the location of our current bridge, on their annual trek along the Minisink Trail to their summer campgrounds by the ocean.


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Post date: June 29, 2015

After purchasing your New Jersey Fresh fruits and veggies, and a pickle on a stick, stop by the Chatham Historical Society's booth at the Farmers' Market!

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