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6:09 pm on Saturday, December 24, 2011
Silas Condict was originally acquired by Morris County Park through the federal government agency that seized it during Prohibition because it was a boot leg distillery for other than home personal use, and reportedly supplying the organized crime gangs of people like Meyer Lansky and Dutch Schutlz. The family that owned was otherwise a very respectable local clan just trying to make ends meet during the beginning of the Great Depression just like many thousands of others were doing across the USA.
11:28 pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I remember the first day that Silas Condict was opened to the public. The bass the fisherman pulled from that lake were huge. During the summer, it was the park, the resevoir, or sneaking into Maple Lake, for fishing. It was rumored that there was a 500 gallon tank underwater, near the dock, that used to hold the contraband booze. This way, after the distillery was siezed and dismantled, they could draw their booze fro the tank until a new still could be made. During that time, there were only a few phones in Kinnelon. One of them was at the park/speakeasy and another was down on Ricker Road (at the bottom of the hill heading to the park) to alert the speakeasy of an impending raid.
10:23 pm on Monday, May 28, 2012
That dead coyote or wolf please explain more???
8:38 pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
What are you asking about peanut? I don't understand as there is nothing in the pic that I can see showing either of those animals.
10:30 am on Sunday, July 15, 2012
Larry, as we now know there were literally hundreds of thousands of "speak easy's" across America during that stupid era of Prohibition. One was on Paterson Hamburg Turnpike in Butler, which was then the state highway first as Route 8 and then as Route 23 prior to the present alignment opening about 1934. That one was the original part of the Knights of Columbus Hall. During at least part of Prohibition it was a hot dog stand operated by my grandfather Bill Dean and his buddy Marty McKeon and yes beer was readily available. Marty's dad was the Chief Marshall before there was a police department with the story being that when the Elliot Ness kind of G men came to town they first checked Chief McKeon who would pretend he was calling his wife to say he'd be late but in fact was dialing the hot dog stand giving them enough time to hid the evidence. Interestingly, the G men never did target that place instead were looking for sites in the wilds of West Milford Township's Apshawas and Macopin as until the early 1970's those areas were considered Butler by the post office.
6:37 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2012
I snapped pics of this bear and three cubs in my neighborhood recently on Walter Drive in Bloomingdale. As my kids played in the pool these cubs played running up and down the trees.
7:22 am on Thursday, August 16, 2012
Very cute white deer.
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