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Somerset Hills Historic Tidbits ...

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  • Brick Academy (The Classical School) in Basking Ridge has a long list of eminent graduates including names as; Dr. Jacob Kirkpatrick, Dr. Philip Lindsley, Samuel Lewis Southard as well as; Alward, Breese, Boylan, Annin, Ayers, Cross, Dayton, Conklin, Doty, Hall, Guerin, Hill, Pennington, Lewis, Rickey, Vail, Whitaker, Winne and others.

  • 1877 - Brothers Samuel and William Childs of Bernards Township introduced the first cafeteria-style restaurant in 1887 in NYC. One of the earliest dining chains in the country, they eventually expanded to over one hundred locations. William Childs later converted an old grain storehouse into the Old Mill Inn, today‚Äôs Grainhouse Restaurant.

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