Randolph, New Jersey -My Home
Jun 25, 2006 to Sep 2, 2016
Daniel Beards's Albums > Randolph, New Jersey -My Home
I always considered Jersey City to be my hometown. As far as Randolph was concerned, it was just somewhere I lived. But then I realized that while I was born and raised in Jersey City a great deal of wonderful things happened to our family in Randolph.

I lived for 36 years in Jersey City less the time I spent in College and The US Navy, however I have lived in Randolph for 38 years.

While both Maureen and I were born and raised in Jersey City my two beautiful daughters were born here in Randolph and both maureen and I spent so many happy years here

Living on a private lake in the Skylands of NJ was a wonderful place for my girls to grow up. There were the swimming lessons, swim team, beach parties, parties at the club house and just plan fun. I couldn't ask for a better place for them to grow up.

Randolph has great school system that offered my girls many opportunities.

So this is my salute to a great place to live - My Hometown Randolph, NJ
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Entrance Foyer of Randolph Town Hall


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Shongum Sunset


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Randolph Fireman Memorial


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Spring at the Randolph Museum


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Randolph Park Beach


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Little Village Country Day School in Autumn

Formerly a local church this building is now used as a pre-school.


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Shongum Lake in Winter


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Ball Field in Randolph Park


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Riding at Heritage Stables in Randolph, NJ


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Bridge at Heisteins


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On The Street Where I Live.


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Enjoying a summer afternoon at Shongum Lake


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St. Matthew the Apostle Parish

The Parish was established in 1988, after Bishop Frank J. Rodimer invited the members of Resurrection Parish which had close to 2,000 families at that time, to form another parish in Randolph Township. A small group of 65 families from the Ironia area quickly developed a community, working under the guidance of Father David McDonnell, founding pastor.


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Home in Randolph


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Mendham Lake Randolph, NJ


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Mt Hope Church Randolph, NJ


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Street in Randolph, NJ


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Day at the Beach in Randolph Park


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Radtke Road in Randolph, NJ


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Spring in Randolph


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Bill’s Luncheonette, the repository and symbol of Ironia’s heritage.

Bill's Luncheonette is located on the border between Randolph and Chester . This 140 year old general store retains much of the character of a store from a by-gone era. Many old photographs of Ironia are displayed here along with many other interesting items. You can buy newspapers, milk, snacks, toiletries, and other necessities, and the grill is always on. With seating for about 50 the store has been a gathering place for locals and travelers alike, and remains so today.


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Deck on the Black River Barn in Randolph


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A Cold morning on Shongum Lake


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Mount Freedom Presbyterian Church

This is a historic Christian house of worship affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located at the intersection of Sussex Turnpike and Church Road in the Mount Freedom section of Randolph Township. The church building was built in 1868 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.


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Picnic Pavilion at Freedom Park Randolph


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View of Randolph Trails

Open year round, the trails can be used from dawn to dusk. During the winter months snow or ice are not removed. This provides a wonderful opportunity for cross-country skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts to enjoy the trails.


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Miller Farm in Randolph, NJ


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Senior Citizens Center in Randolph, NJ


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The Millbrook Methodist Episcopal Church

This parish was founded in Randolph in 1833


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Black River Pond in Randolph, NJ


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Senior Citizen Housing Complex in Randolph, NJ


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Aspen Ice in Randolph

Aspen Ice is a public ice rink serving clients in the Randolph area. THis rink offer daily Public Skate Sessions, Learn to Skate Programs, and Ice Hockey for all ages.


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Radtke Road on an Autumn Day


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Harbor Hill Day Camp


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Randolph Park Beach

The main attraction at this active recreation area is a beautiful beach which includes a beach house with a changing room, a refreshment stand, picnic facilities for small and large groups, permanent docks for lap swimming, a spray park and a basketball court.


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It's Spring In Randolph and The Games at Freedom Park Have Begun


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Well in Front of Randolph Museum


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Jackson Brook in Hedden Park


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Randolph Neighborhood


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Randolph Police


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Sunrise in my backyard


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Randolph Middle School

Located next to the high school on Millbrook Road is Randolph Middle school. The Middle School has grades 6 through 8.

Randolph Middle School has about 1200 students.


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St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church in Randolph


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Shongum Lake


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Mount Freedom Randolph


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Randolph Museum

The Randolph Museum was founded in 1988. It is located in the old Brundage House at the entrance to Freedom Park. The house was built about 1876.

The museum contains artifacts from life in and around Randolph that include an old-fashioned schoolroom, home life, local industry, farming, and the Mt. Freedom resort industry.

Visitors can gain insight into the industries that brought the area from colonial times to the present. The museum is open Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., April through November


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Ice Fishing on Shongum Lake

An Ice fisherman on Shongum Lake is attempting to catch fish with lines and fish hooks through an opening in the ice. He looks cold.


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Gazebo at Mendham Lake in Randolph


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Heritage Shopping Center in Randolph

The Mount Freedom Post Office, Pink's Pharmacy and Mamma Caterina are all located in the shopping complex.


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Mott Hollow Historic District Randolph, NJ

Before the American Revolution, water-powered industries were operating in Combs Hollow and in the Quaker community of Millbrook, also known as Mott Hollow. By the early 1800's, small industries along the Mill Brook were processing textiles and manufacturing hats, rope and barrels.

At that time, this building was the Mott Hollow’s Oil Mill. It produced linseed oil from flax. This Mill was one of only two in Morris County in 1821. Today it is a private home.

Gristmill Road in Randolph is on the National Register of Historic Places


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Mt. Fern Methodist Church

Organized in 1883, the first service at Mt Fern was held on November 11, 1883. The Rev. Robert D. Jenkins of Dover was the first pastor of the church. He and his wife, Elizabeth Cox Jenkins moved from England and settled in Dover in 1869.


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Randolph Library


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Brookside in Randolph, New Jersey


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Randolph Park Lake


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Combs Hollow Neighborhood of Randolph


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Randolph High School

The school had been ranked 37th in the state of 328 schools in 2012 in New Jersey Monthly magazine's


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The Senior Lunch Room at Randolph High

The school was the 37th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools"


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Brauer Stadium in Randolph, NJ.

Home of the Rams Football Team, Track Team and the Marching Rams.


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Mount Freedom Jewish Center

Mt. Freedom Jewish Center is the only synagogue in Randolph. Founded in 1923 when the Mount Freedom section of the township was just a bungalow and summer community, it catered primarily to the Jewish community living in New York City.
The synagogue became and continues to be a vital part of the community. It has been a vibrant and welcoming congregation focusing on the concept of understanding and appreciating that each person's spiritual journey is unique.


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Hockey on Shongum Lake

It's a winter weekend on Shongum Lake and the residents are enjoying a family hockey game on their lake.


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View of the Randolph Library and Community Center


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Beach at Randolph, Park

The park offers a beach house with changing rooms, refreshment stand, picnic facilities for large and small groups, playground , docks for lap swimming and water basketball , volleyball and basketball courts , and baseball field


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Randolph Office Complex

This office complex is located on Route 10 and Millbrook Avenue in Randolph


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Shongum Firehouse


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Football Field in Freedom Park


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The Randolph YMCA

The Young Men's Christian Association was formed in 1868. Its members were drawn from various churches in the area. Since the mines drew many foreign immigrants to the Dover area, the YMCA opened an evening school to teach them to speak and read English. For many years, the organization was housed in a beautiful building facing the Commons at 76 Bergen Street. In 1981, it moved to its current location at 14 Dover-Chester Road in Randolph. Original YMCA building on Bergen Street. The YMCA today located in Randolph Township.


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Patriots Path Marker


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Shongum Lake Beach


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Mount Freedom Golf

This golf facility has been located in Mt. Freedom for as long as I can remember. The Facility includes a private driving range, miniature golf, a par three golf course, practice putting green and sand bunkers as well as grass hitting areas and a full service restaurant and ice cream shop on the premises.


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Randolph VFW


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Swim Lanes at Randolph Park


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Home Field For the Randolph Bulldogs


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Old Barn in Randolph


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Freedom Park


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Resurrection Parish was founded by Mgs. Martin Rauscher in 1978 as the first Catholic Parish in Randolph. Initially Masses were held at the Middle School. Then on October 9, 1983 this beautiful building was completed and blessed. The stone wall behind the main altar of the church is made from the stone excavated from the ground on which the church was built. Resurrection would become the largest Christian parish in Randolph, NJ


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Boats at Dock on Shongum Lake


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Daniel Lawrence Farm House

The Daniel Lawrence farmhouse on Dover Chester Road dates back to 1796. The house is listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places.


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Hedden Park In Randolph

Named after the Hedden family of Dover, who donated the original 40 acres in 1963, Hedden Park was dedicated on October 4, 1970. Through a land acquisition program, the Morris County Park Commission has increased the size of Hedden Park to 380 acres. Included in the park are 2 ballfields, picnic sites, hiking trails and a group picnic shelter.


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The Randolph Department of Public Works Garage

The $3.6 million public works garage is located along Sussex Turnpike in the Mount Freedom section of Randolph Township


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A Fall Morning at Shongum Lake in Randolph


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Winter in Hedden Park


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Bank in Mount Freedom


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Shongum Lake Club House on a Winter Day


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Enjoying an Afternoon at Shongum Lake


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View of Freedom Park


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Center Grove School in Randolph, NJ

Center Grove Elementary School is a public elementary school in Randolph. 520 children attend this school. It has an average class size of 20 children with a student to teacher ratio of 10 to 1


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Lake Openaki


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Morristown Korean United Methodist Church in Randolph, NJ


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Miller Hill Farm in Randolph

Miller's Hill Farm is located in the Ironia section of Randolph. It has been family owned and operated farm since 1924. In 2003 this farm became part of the state farmland preserve.

The farm grows a variety of vegetables in the summer. In the fall you can go on a pick-your-own pumpkin hayrides, Christmas trees and wreaths for sales in the winter.


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Randolph Park Visitors


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Mendham Lake in Randolph, NJ.


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The Liberty Tree

One of Randolph's township historical landmarks is The Liberty Tree which dates back to 1720.


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Shongum Lake on a Summer Afternoon


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Gone But Not forgotten is the Old Barn by Hidden Valley Trail


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Lake at Heistein Park

The lake area of Heistein Park in Randolph is encircled by the township's bike trail. It also provides a great setting for fishing,and picnicking in warm weather and ice skating in winter.


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A Beautiful Fall Day At Shongum Lake in Randolph, NJ


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Little Village Country Day School in Winter

This building initially served as The Walnut Grove Baptist Church which was organized on October 3, 1795. Today it is a pre-school.


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St John the Beloved and St Mary Magdalene Coptic Orthodox Church

This church is located on Old Brookside in the Mt. Freedom Section of the township


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View of Shongum Lake In Randolph, NJ

Shongum Lake is a private lake community in Randolph Township.


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Hedden Park In Randolph on a Winter Day


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Summer at Shongum Lake


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Stables in Randolph New Jersey

Heritage Stables is a premiere riding facility located in Randolph, NJ


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Hedden Park Lake in Randolph, NJ

Hedden Park's Lake is six acres with a fishing pier, a boat house, a deck area, and an outdoor fireplace for ice skaters.


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Randolph Trails on a Fall Day

The Randolph Trail system covers 16 miles of pathways through five parks, the Clyde Potts Reservoir watershed and 2,000 acres of pristine open space. The trails link schools and neighborhoods and also connect to Patriots' Path at Combs Hollow and Old Brookside.


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Enjoying a Summer Day at Randolph Park


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Another View of Freedom Park


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Mendham Lake in Randolph, NJ

Mendham Lake is a beautiful private lake community in Randolph. The beach is for residents only and boating is also available on the lake.


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Radtke Road on a Winter Day


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Neighborhood in Randolph, NJ

Shongum Lake provides members with year round recreation and social activities for the entire family. The community was constructed in the 1960’s thru 1979. Members enjoy the Clubhouse, beach & playground facilities, boating, & year round events such as the Progressive Dinner, Memorial Day Picnic, Labor Day Picnic, Haunted House, Family Campout, July 4th Picnic, Adult Beach Night, Pilates on the beach, and so much more.


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Randolph Swans Enjoying One of the Towns Lakes


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Combs Hollow Randolph, NJ

Before the Revolution, water-powered industries were operating in Combs Hollow and in the Quaker community of Millbrook, also known as Mott Hollow. By the early 1800s, small industries along the Mill Brook were processing textiles and manufacturing hats, rope and barrels. Mott Hollow’s oil mill, which produced linseed oil from flax, was one of only two in Morris County in 1821.


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Entrance to Randolph Trails


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Morning in my Backyard


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Winter at Shongum Lake Member enjoy a friendly Hockey Game


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Fall in Hedden Park in Randolph

A component of the Morris County Park System, the 380-acre Hedden Park is best known for its recreational facilities, including a network of over three miles of hiking trails. This trail follows the attractive Jackson Brook for over a mile, passes the Indian Falls, and traverses remote portions of the park.


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Fall day at Shongum Lake


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Can't You See I Eating Lunch Even If It's Your Grass and Flowers


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Randolph Street on a Winter Day.

Something to be said for Southern California


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View of Randolph


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Beautiful Mendham Lake in Randolph, NJ

The beach can be used for the residents enjoyment as well as boating in the lake. One can find row boats, kyacks, canoes, and available to members of this community.


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Heritage Stables


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Shongum Lake In Autumn

We were lucky to live here. My girls would spend their summer days at the lake starting with swimming lessons and swim team. Let's not forget that all important dock test.


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Randolph Trails


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The Barn

The Barn has been a favorite town restaurant for years.

It was first called the Bundle of Rubble and located on Millbrook Road next to the High School. The name was change in the 1980's and then a fire destroyed the original building.

The barn was rebuilt on the shores of Randolph Lake where it has been a fixture ever since.


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Street in Randolph, NJ


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Home of the Rams


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Walking past Soccer Fields in Freedom Park


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The Friends Meeting House

The Quaker meeting house was built on Lamson's Farm along the Quaker-Church Road in 1748. A large colony of Quakers settled here as part of the William Penn's Return of 1715 which included all land in Dover, south of the Rockaway River. Most Quakers at the time were farmers, providing fresh produce to Dover citizens. Dover's first butcher, who supplied fresh meat to residents, was a Quaker, Mr. Brotherton.


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Shongum on a Fall Day


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Little League Field in Randolph's Freedom Park


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Spring in Randolph NJ


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Saint George Macedonian Monastery

This Orthodox monastery is located in Randolph


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Trail in Hedden Park Randolph


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Shongum in Autumn


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Horse Farm in Randolph

This farm is located in the Shongum Section of Randolph


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Trail in Hedden Park


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Center Grove School in Randolph

My girls attended Center Grove. It was a great experience for them.

I remember the day that Caitlin's class had a "show and tell" While other students brought in their favorite things from home, Caitlin brought Charlie to school. Charlie was a beautiful Arabian horse. It was interesting seeing a horse at school.


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