Stephanie Steven’s postponed talk on her latest book, All Roads Lead to Pittstown, is rescheduled for Thursday, July 30 at Faith Chapel Wesleyan Church, 43 Lower Landsdown Road in Franklin Township. If using GPS, enter Annandale as the town. The program, which starts at 7:30 p.m., is sponsored by Rural Awareness, Inc., a non-profit group dedicated to preserving the agricultural and historic heritage of Franklin Township.
Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.
Pittstown was at the crossroads of activity in the fight for American independence and some 70 years later was the hub of manufacturing in Hunterdon. Stevens highlights the personalities and actions of three men — Charles Hoff, Moore Furman, and Hiram Deats — who created and controlled the village in the 18th and 19th centuries. She also profiles several other figures of history including Christopher Ludwig who was appointed Baker General by George Washington and who built a bake oven in Pittstown to prepare bread for the Revolutionary Army. She says the arrival of train service in 1891 was the last big historical event and, when the trains stopped running, Pittstown drifted into the quiet village it is today.
Following a question and answer session, signed copies of the book will be available for $5.
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Stephanie Stevens, Hunterdon County Historian, is a popular lecturer and author. Her first speech on her latest book, All Roads Lead to Pittstown, is July 30