Sussex County Historical Marker Program

Sussex County Historical Marker Program

Sussex County History Today By Bill Truran, Sussex County Historian. Sussex County Historical Marker Program One of the most important, and exciting, parts of being the Sussex County Historian is the opportunity to review and award historical markers for sites which are of significant value to our county. The Historical Marker program for this year […]

Rails to Trails Project

The Iron Horse Trail Management Plan Recycling Railroads in Sussex and Warren Counties Borough of Franklin Rails to Trails Green Acres Walkill Valley Management Plan Bringing to life the Iron Horse Trail and the Wallkill Valley Trail. See: https://www.sussex.nj.us/cn/webpage.cfm?tpid=18489

Franklinite for New Jersey State Mineral Project

FS16 Franklinite: New Jersey State Mineral Story Supporting the proposition in the NJ Senate and the NJ Assembly Encouraging the youth and citizens to write letters. See: Students support  https://www.spartaindependent.com/home/4th-graders-support-franklinite-as-state-mineral-ME2372196 WRNJ.  https://wrnjradio.com/senate-passes-bill-to-make-franklinite-the-official-state-mineral/  Positively NJ. https://newjersey.news12.com/positively-nj-the-push-to-name-franklinite-as-the-official-mineral-of-new-jersey  Franklin: The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World

Revolutionary War 250 Project

Celebrating the rich history, a quarter millennium on, of the American nation—the forming of the United States.  “Pathways of the Revolution: The Contribution of Sussex County” See: https://www.sussex.nj.us/cn/webpage.cfm?tpid=18413

Smithsonian Institution Project

Historical Videos FS01 Franklin Mine FS02 Franklin Mill #2 Palmer FS03 Franklin Power & Maintenance FS04 Franklin Management FS05 Fire Protection & Timber FS06 Franklin Hospital FS07 Sterling Hill Mine FS08 Sterling Hill Mill FS09 Closing of Sterling Hill FS10 Zinc FS11 Franklin Railroads FS12 Franklin Grandstand FS13 Franklin Story FS14 Interview on Miners FS15 […]

American Decision: Ogden – The Honest Lawyer

Book A Historical Novel American Decision Series: Honest Ogden In the American Revolutionary War, a Leading American Patriot’s Story of his Struggle to Regain His Lost Respect. New book launch coming soon! Click to pre-order now on Amazon or contact Bill1425@gmail.com. About the Author PURCHASE AUTHOR NUMBER OF PAGES ISBN “Bill” William R. Truran 295 […]

American Decision: Morris and the Declaration of Independence

Lewis Morris

Book A Historical Novel American Decision: Morris and the Declaration of Independence SEEKING A PUBLISHER AUTHOR NUMBER OF PAGES ISBN COVER William R. Truran Synopsis On July 4, 1776, Lewis Morris makes a decision that will change his life. AMERICAN DECISION follows the story of this real-life aristocratic founding father who lost his home and […]

American Decision: Seward-Beginning of Kindred Spirits

Book A Historical Novel American Decision: Seward-Beginning of Kindred Spirits SEEKING A PUBLISHER AUTHOR NUMBER OF PAGES ISBN COVER William R. Truran Synopsis Colonel John Seward journeyed into the frontier of Sussex County and established a cabin and farm. He was a hearty pioneer and woodsman, and he became a folk hero along the lines […]

Country Lanes

country lanes louis larsen william truran

Book Portrait of a Century Past Country Lanes: Featuring the Complete Works of Louis Larsen – An Artist’s View of Life a Century Ago AUTHOR NUMBER OF PAGES Publication Date ISBN COVER William R. Truran 0976493136 Soft Purchase Also available from my local partner, Sparta Books “Proudly Serving the Community for over 50 years” at […]

Sparta, NJ: Head of the Wallkill

Sparta NJ Head of the Wallkill William Truran Author

Book A History in Images and Words Sparta, NJ: Head of the Wallkill AUTHOR NUMBER OF PAGES Publication Date ISBN COVER William R. Truran 0976493101 Soft Purchase Also available from my local partner, Sparta Books “Proudly Serving the Community for over 50 years” at 29 Center St, Sparta Township, NJ 07871, (973) 729-6200 and Facebook […]