Remembering The Past: Mirror Lake And More

by Diane Norek Harrison

EDISON-From Harold Miller: “We walk southeast to about where Saw Mill Pond Rd. is now, turn right and go across a big area of excavated clay pits. A steam shovel operated by a neighbor of my cousins was always digging out and loading clay. Our walk was about a mile and a quarter to a mile and a half. At the top of the big hill you could look down and there was the swimming hole clay pit or as now known as Mirror Lake.

“We would stay all day enjoying the water and sun to about 3 p.m. and then walk the mile and a half back to my aunt and uncles house on Beech Street. This was the only times I got to go to Mirror Lake. I didn’t hear of Mirror Lake until my sister, Elaine Petersen sent me a newspaper article several years ago and was very much surprised to read that was now a large recreational area.”

If you have your own memories of the past in Middlesex or Union counties, email me at or send copies of your material to me c/o CMD Media, 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 503, Elizabeth NJ, 07201

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