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  • During the opening decades of the 20th century, Olcott Avenue, named after Mountain Colony resident Frederick P. Olcott, was the most fashionable street in Bernards Township outside the Mountain Colony. Remember, Bernardsville didn't separate from Bernards Twp until 1924.

  • 1701 - The "Peapack Patent" of 1701 transferred lands from 24 proprietors of East Jersey to George Willocks and John Johnstone.

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