This section is for research papers and will serve as a resource for the history of Bergen County. Please check back as we are able to add to documents and reformat others.

Old Bergen's Strawberry Fields

History from the Strawberry Patch; There’s history in every delicious bite! Who today would imagine that Bergen County was once the market garden for New York City, growing and shipping immense quantities of strawberries to market, by Kevin W. Wright

1790 Contract for Claus by James Jay

Dated August 20, 1790, this document contains a declaration of James Jay, who wishes to “quieting the mind” of a slave named Claus, whom Jay has “purchased” from Richard Ryerson of Pompton.

The Nation's Guest: General Lafayette's Return Visit,

The time is long past, and the scene is afar, but it will go from me only when everything else does. One thing is certain. The little village of Hackensack was not found wanting in her part of the welcome extended to the “Nation’s Guest” Rev. J.B. Hague, 1873.  
By Kevin W. Wright

Boroughitis with a Review
By Town

By Kevin W. Wright, October 2015

Punkin Duster and the Woodchuck Borough

A Centennial Review of Bergen County Borough Fever 1894-95, by Kevin W. Wright

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