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  • Robert Field Stockton , known as Commodore Stockton, a hero of the Mexican War who was instrumental in bringing the state of California into the Union in 1850, was a student at the Brick Academy until he was expelled for mischievous conduct.

  • 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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