One of the best History Books ever written
about Newark is right here on this site. It is written by "the
people" of Newark. It is "their stories" about having
been born, lived, gone to school, grown up, worked, and died, right
here in this great city. Here in the Newark Talk section we banter
back and forth about various matters regarding Newark and for more
in depth type articles check out those in the "Memories"
section - there you will find it all - people, places, neighborhoods,
churches, schools, etc., etc., etc. Yes indeed, this here site is
the greatest history book ever written in the past, or in the future,
about what Newark is really like.
Anyone doing research about Newark need look no further than right
here to get a feel of what life in Newark was like. Almost all of
the books written about the history of Newark are chuck full of
dates and statistics and some photographs of buildings etc., but
almost none of them show what it was like from the perspective of
those who actually lived here and built this city into what it became
- it's people. Roads, bridges, buildings, etc do not make a city.
It is "the people" who built those roads, bridges, buildings,
etc., and who inhabit and live and work there on that land who make
the city work and function, live and die. It is "the people"
- and their contributions - who are most often left out of the history
books of cities. Of course, the politicians, and the so-called movers
and shakers, etc., get mentioned from time, but most often it is
the "average person" who does all of the work in the city
is never mentioned. Yet, it is they who make the city function.
To all of you on this site, STAND UP, PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK,
and CONGRATULATE YOURSELVES for having participated in the life
of this great city, and for your contributions to this great Historic
Site about the history of Newark. WELL DONE!!!