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Re: Research - What is (a) Jockey Hollow?

Not a direct answer, but a couple of stories behind the name for places in PA and NY with the same appelation, from 19th century workks digitized in Google Books. I was hoping to find something there from one of the old County History books. Maybe I can get to the hard copies a little later.

Pennsylvania: https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Old_Pike/Lc4xAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=%22Jockey%20Hollow%22

Research - What is (a) Jockey Hollow?

Always crowdsourcing, and a big fan of the scholars in this group and their knowledge. After the launch of the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service's Morristown National Historical Park, I was amazed to hear that there is no clear understanding of the origins and name "Jockey Hollow."

I've crowdsourced the question to the internet via a story https://www.mrlocalhistory.org/what-is-a-jockey-hollow/   

NJSAA Teaching Award - nominations due April 1

Nominations for the NJSAA Teaching Award are due April 1

The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance teaching award recognizes innovation and creativity in teaching New Jersey studies on the elementary, middle, secondary, and college levels. Submissions for the Teaching Award must deal with some aspect of New Jersey studies. All disciplines are encouraged to apply. Nominations for the award may come from anyone who has knowledge of the candidate’s work, or a candidate may self-nominate. 

History Day Judges Still Needed!

New Jersey History Day is back in-person in 2023 and we need YOU to volunteer as judges! Pls see below note from the NJ History Day team for more info-- and thank you in advance for helping us mentor a new generation of critical thinkers! Best, Melissa 

Greetings potential Judges of NJ History Day 2023,