I began researching these landmarks for the East Windsor Township Historic Preservation Commission after I met with Bernard Bush, Sandra Streeter, and five bouncing terriers on a snowy Saturday morning. I would like to thank all the members of the Commission, especially Mr. Bush, Chris Could, Doug Longenecker, Barry Clark, Gene O'Connor, and John Terrari, for their advice and encouragement as I prepared this book.
I also received a great deal of h&p from Joseph Locke, Ruth CrandaU Locke, and Richard Lee who shared invaluable information about their own families and the history of the township with me. Many other people who live and work at these sites also assisted me in my research. The Panes, the Kendalls, and the Grooms gave me research on their historic homes. Philip Randolph and the board of Club Eight provided me with a history of the the club. Jerry Finn told me about the early development of Twin Rivers. Stan Rodenfeld gave me a tour of the municipal building, while PA Consulting and the Sheseido Corporation opened Patscenter and the Rescarrick Moore House for me.
The Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society kindly aflowed me to use their photographs and manuscripts. Dick Hutchinson repeatedly opened the society's library for me and patiently helped me access its collection. Down the street, Sandra Johnson helped me use the historic microfilm machine at the Hightstown Memorial Library. Mrs. Alice Appelget NilIson provided essential information and historic photographs of "Moodyfield." Michael at Triangle Repro helped me with copying the map on the last page. The Kims at A Better Photo did an outstanding oh, as they always do, developing the film for the photographs that appear in this book.
I must also thank the reporters of the Hightstown Gazette over the past 155 years. Without their detailed stories of life in the township, much of its history would have been lost forever.
Finally, I truly appreciate everything my husband Ed Crisonino and Oliver A. Dale did to help me finish this project.
This early twentieth century photograph shows "Moodyfield," the Rescarrick Moore house (see page 33) (A. Appelget Nillson).