Episode 2.01: Dinosaurs in NJ? (Haddonfield, Trenton) & Cobble Close Farm (Red Bank)
Did you know that the first nearly-complete dinosaur skeleton found in the US and Benjamin Franklin have a direct connection? Our investigation into the Haddonfield discovery leads us to the state's Natural History Museum and a "dig" through the archives. Then learn about efforts by the WPA—and some famous and wealthy citizens—in support of artists during the Great Depression.
Episode 2.02: The Morris Canal (Waterloo Village, Little Falls, Jersey City)
For nearly 100 years, the man-made Morris Canal was the primary mode of shipping and transport between Pennsylvania and New York, trekking across New Jersey's varied terrain. Join us as we explore Waterloo Village, an authentic canal town and state park; Little Falls, where reclamation efforts are underway; and Jersey City, where the canal empties into the New York Harbor waterway.
Episode 2.03: The Red Mill (Clinton) & Twin Lights Lighthouse (Atlantic Highlands)
The Red Mill is famous for more than just its long list of owners and products manufactured; some claim that modern-day visitors roam the site with departed guides. Our hosts embark on a ghost hunt with New Jersey Paranormal to try to uncover more of the building's past. Then we travel down to the Jersey Shore to visit Twin Lights Lighthouse, home to no less than 5 national firsts!
Episode 2.04: Washington's Crossing the Delaware (Washington's Crossing) & The Hamilton/Burr Duel (Weehawken)
Join us as we uncover the true story behind Washington's iconic crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Night in 1776, and witness a live reenactment outfitted with painstakingly accurate costumes, boats, and weaponry. Then we travel to the shores of the Hudson River to investigate the location made famous by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr more than two centuries ago.
Episode 2.05: The Stickley Legacy (Pompton Plains) & Clara Maass (Belleville)
Mention the name Gustav Stickley and Mission-style furniture comes to mind, but join us as we learn about the traditions that informed the Craftsman lifestyle and ethos, and where the legacy rests today. Then come with us as we learn about the tragic yet altruistic story of Clara Maass, a young nurse who's legacy lives on today.
Episode 2.06: America's Seaside Playground (Atlantic City) & The Ball House (Maplewood)
Our team travels south to Atlantic City to uncover the city's past—first as a health resort, then as a seaside escape from newly-industrialized Philadelphia and New York City, and ultimately as a mecca for pageants, gaming and headliners. Then come with us on a tour of a Maplewood landmark, the Ball House, where George Washington—and his famous white horse!—stayed.