Glen Ridge History Quiz 8
Glen Ridge Public Library, the Glen Ridge Historical Society & the Glen Ridge Recreation Department have joined together to bring you a weekly opportunity to learn some Glen Ridge history.
This week's quiz will focus on articles from the following Gaslamp newsletters of the Glen Ridge Historical Society:
September, 2017 and November, 2017
February, 2011 and February, 2012
April, 2009, April, 2013 and November, 2018
These articles can be found at
Quiz will begin after this vintage 1918 Spanish influenza poster
Glen Ridge had its own Indiana Jones in Newton Marshall. Following his adventures in the 1930s, he and his family moved into the former home of Mayor Robert Rudd at 276 Ridgewood Avenue. Which of the following statements about Marshall is NOT true?
In 1934, Mr. Marshall was a passenger on this plane when it crashed in the Columbian mountains.
Photo credit: Mauricio Umana of
He was a mining engineer in Columbia
He was the sole survivor of a 1934 plane crash in the thickly forested mountains north of Cali, Columbia
He was a CIA agent responsible for transporting $20,000 in bullion from Columbia to Washington, D.C.
He travelled by foot for a month through the dense Columbian forest before reaching civilization in Bolivar
At the end of the industrial era along Toney’s Brook in 1899, the “slice of Eden'' that we call the Glen was in danger of redevelopment. The Glen Ridge Park Association, a citizen group that purchased the former mill properties, was prompted to act because of what proposed threat to the property values and moral standards of the community?
A red light district
An amusement park
A beer garden
The Terry S. Webster Museum of the Glen Ridge Historical Society is located on the second floor of Blue Foundry Bank at 222 Ridgewood Avenue. The building has a storied history that dates back to its opening in 1890 as Glen Ridge Hall. It has housed private offices, the Library Association, schoolrooms, a realty business, a social meeting hall, and a series of banks. In addition, the former brick annex was occupied by all of the following entities EXCEPT which one?
Student recreation center
Back office operations of Midlantic Bank
U. S. Post Office
Asabel G. Darwin moved to Glen Ridge in 1877 when it was a small settlement of just a few houses. After building his mansion called “Sunnycrest” at 204 Ridgewood Ave. (now the site of the High School), he developed the surrounding land with the goal of creating an attractive and popular suburban community. He built more than two dozen homes on several nearby streets EXCEPT:
The citizens of Glen Ridge have been enamoured of their tree-canopied streets since incorporation, and the Borough has taken many measures to ensure this beautifying feature endures. The Arbor Day Foundation recognized these efforts and awarded Glen Ridge its first “Tree City USA” designation in what year?
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