Riding the Train and Commuting

Many residents have memories of either riding the trains themselves or or waiting to pick up their father from the station:

"We'd pick up my Dad at the station at the end of his hot summer day in NYC, and head over to Memorial Park for a dip in the pool to cool off before bedtime. Ate my first mulberries from the trees on the Westbound side!"

"I always wanted to have a 'Train Dad' but my Dad worked in Livingston, so alas, he had to drive . . ."

"I used to see so many more people walking home from the station. Now everyone drives."

"I used to run up that hill and wait for my Dad's train . . . grew up hearing the stories of my relative Addison Day who was the 'famous' Chatham commuter."

  (The memories listed above are from comments on our facebook page)

 

 

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Post date: April 11, 2017
 
 
In France during the Great War, five Chatham Borough men lost their lives. In 1919, their sacrifice was honored by the planting of five red oak trees on the grounds of Public School #1, now Chatham Borough Hall. Sadly none remain.

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