SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – Saddle Brook will mark the 300th anniversary of the township in 2016.
Saddle Brook Mayor Robert White appointed Saddle Brook Police Chief Robert Kugler as the chairperson for the 300th Anniversary Committee, which will oversee celebration plans and activities.
An initial meeting took place in September at Town Hall with Township Historian Jack Wasdyke. About 20 people signed on as committee members and many ideas were exchanged. Future meetings will be conducted to identify specific plans.
Saddle Brook was known as Saddle River Township until its name was changed to Saddle Brook in 1955. During its early years, boundaries and county lines were constantly shifting and the township at one time ran north to the New York state line.
Throughout the years, the township became smaller as several boroughs seceded: Glen Rock and Lodi in 1894, Garfield in 1896, Elmwood Park in 1916 and Fair Lawn in 1924.
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