Eagle Rock Reservation by Arcadia Publishing was first released in 2002 and is now available in it’s second printing. It recounts the lost and complete history of the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey. From it’s humble beginnings in the 1850s to the formation of the Essex County Park Commission in 1895. Learn how Eagle Rock and Llewellyn Park share a common beginning. See how the completion of a trolley in 1894 began a period of prosperity for both Eagle Rock and nearby Crystal Lake that lasted well into the 20th century. The book took nearly two years of research and features many historic photos, postcards, and documents including Thomas Edison’s experiments at Eagle Rock during World War I. The author Joseph Fagan grew up in the shadow of Eagle Rock in West Orange and spent much of his childhood on its trails and paths. His keen insight and personal experience makes him uniquely qualified to tell this fascinating story for all to discover.

ISBN 0-7385-1139-0
​Library of Congress
​Catalog Card # 2002110811
Eagle Rock Reservation : By Joseph Fagan
West Orange by Arcadia Publishing  released in April 2009 chronicles the rich and forgotten history of West Orange with vintage and historic postcards. With 127 pages it features over 200 images with narrative text. Nine chapters include all aspects of West Orange history. From cable cars to trolley cars, Crystal Lake, Eagle Rock, Llewellyn Park and much more. This book is destined to be a timeless body of work that captures the forgotten past of the town author Joseph Fagan grew up in. Fagan’s family roots span four generations in West Orange and this book represents a lifetime of knowledge and research.
West Orange : By Joseph Fagan
ISBN 978-0-7385-6357-2
​Library of Congress
​Catalog Card # 2008936589
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