Remembering The Past: More Roselle Park Memories

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by Diane Norek Harrison

ROSELLE PARK-More memories from John Kostopoulos: “Homes on Wheatsheaf Road were moved, except those on what is now Union Road. Wheatsheaf Road ran along the fall line, which many streams followed from northwest to southeast through the borough. Those stream now flow through underground pipes.

“The Hessians used Galloping Hills Road and the Wheatsheaf Road to protect their left flank on their march to Springfield to find General Washington and to end the war. After 21 days during the hottest summer in recorded history they failed and withdrew to Staten Island. Some say Hessian ghosts still roam the area trying to rejoin their troops. Twenty-five feet of Wheatsheaf Road can still be found on the Five Points YMCA property.

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