The Ironbound Through My Father’s Eyes

The Ironbound Through My Father’s Eyes
BicycleMark — who recently covered the St. James Hospital closure — has podcasted an interview with his father about coming to Newark as a child. Great insight into the history of the Ironbound.

Before the Portuguese came to the Ironbound, before the uprisings of 1967, and before the manufacturing industry moved south, my father made a life for himself in Newark. In another of a series of podcasts that focus on my family, and the history they have lived through, this program focuses on the Ironbound through the eyes of a longtime educator and civic leader — my dad.

[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/bicyclemark/bm274_080818.mp3%5D

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

1 thought on “The Ironbound Through My Father’s Eyes”

  1. Hey Mark, that was really great listening to your father’s story. My parents came a little before yours. My father worked at Goldsmith also threw out the 50’s and 60’s. I think my family might know your family. We lived on Madison Street. I still have the house there now. Keep up the good work.Frank..

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