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Table of Contents Acknowledgements A Fond Farewell Introduction Chapter 1 The Dawn of this Valley and the Entrance of Man The Political Impact of Our Geology Chapter 2 The Lenni Lenape Indians and Oakland The Arrival of the First Americans The Lenni Lenape Indians Conclusion Chapter 3 The Dutch in America, New Jersey and Oakland The Jersey Dutch New Jersey land Deals in the 1600s Implications Chapter 4 The Age of Adolescence: Oakland in the 18th Century The Founding of the Ponds Dutch Reformed Church Oakland in the Colonial Era Chapter 5 The Coming of Age: Oakland in the 19th Century Oakland in the 19th Century The Ponds Church Slavery in Oakland The Arrival of the Railroad Oakland as the East Hamptons of the Late 19th Century Chapter 6 The Transition to Independence Bergen County Franklin Township The Politics of Voting in 1902 The Political Creation of Oakland The Founding Fathers of Oakland Chapter 7 The Era of Lost Innocence: Oakland in the 20th Century Oakland Beaches: The Summertime Glory Days Glory Days No More: "Gone in a Wink of a Young Girl's Eye" The Rise of Schools in Oakland Oakland in WW II The Demise of the Page Mansion and Dairy Farm The Destruction of Historic Oakland Route 208 Ramapo Forest Chapter 8 Oakland Then and Now Kudos A Photographic Requiem
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Oakland (N.J.) -- History.
Oakland (N.J.) -- Social conditions.
Social change -- New Jersey -- Oakland -- History.