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Settled by a group of Scottish Presbyterians beginning in the 1680’s, Matawan was first called New Aberdeen, and then Mount Pleasant. Today, Matawan’s historic town core retains its appeal as a place to live, work, and shop.

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Stewarts Root Beer, Route 79, Matawan, NJ circa 1960.

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Stewarts Root Beer, Route 79, Matawan, NJ circa 1960.

Want more local history? You can learn more about this and 300+ years of Matawan’s rich past by joining the Matawan Historical Society. Please click the link below to join.

https://matawanhistoricalsociety.org/join-or-donate/

Photo credit:
https://www.nj.com/news/g66l-2019/09/5298242fb95941/vintage-photos-of-foods-for-all-tastes-in-nj.html

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Thank you for sharing this amazing history about us ♥️🙏

Here's a video on Stewart's of Matawan I made about 18 years ago: youtu.be/viujmsfkCDw

I’m only 35 , but I remember going here with my nana. Sitting at the high top bar, getting a hot dog , cold root beer, and watching the small tv on the wall. It wasn’t much, but a core memory.

Always a favorite. Especially riding in the back of my Grandfather’s pickup to get there♥️

Been here

The cheese fries

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Below is a unique postcard showing Cliffwood Beach and the famous saltwater swimming pool circa 1930 (the largest in the country at the time). The pool was destroyed by a storm and never rebuilt but the remains can still be found near the present day seawall path (photos by Boston Public Library and Stripersonline).

The worlds largest saltwater pool? Shark attacks? Pirates and buried treasure? Revolutionary War skirmishes? Unexplained hauntings?

You can learn more about all of this and 300+ years of Matawan’s rich history by joining the Matawan Historical Society. Please click the link below to join.

matawanhistoricalsociety.org/join-or-donate/

The Matawan Historical Society is a group of local volunteers who help preserve our town’s unique history through events, education, tours, and the operation of Burrowes Mansion Museum on Main Street.

For only $20 a year ($30 for an entire family of 4)
Members receive a monthly newsletter, invitations to events and exclusive access to our summer member-only BBQ.

Please consider joining today!

matawanhistoricalsociety.org/join-or-donate/
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Below is a unique postcard showing Cliffwood Beach and the famous saltwater swimming pool circa 1930 (the largest in the country at the time). The pool was destroyed by a storm and never rebuilt but the remains can still be found near the present day seawall path (photos by Boston Public Library and Stripersonline).

The worlds largest saltwater pool? Shark attacks? Pirates and buried treasure? Revolutionary War skirmishes? Unexplained hauntings?

You can learn more about all of this and 300+ years of Matawan’s rich history by joining the Matawan Historical Society. Please click the link below to join.

https://matawanhistoricalsociety.org/join-or-donate/

The Matawan Historical Society is a group of local volunteers who help preserve our town’s unique history through events, education, tours, and the operation of Burrowes Mansion Museum on Main Street. 

For only $20 a year ($30 for an entire family of 4) 
Members receive a monthly newsletter, invitations to events and exclusive access to our summer member-only BBQ. 

Please consider joining today!

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I rember Bill lifeguard. Lived near Keypot library could be found at Newberrys five n dime in off season.

I always wished they would bring this back. Cliffwood beach had so much potential.

I remember having to wear a swim cap

I always wanted to find this, but was never really clear on exactly where to find it. Can anyone help me with this?

What year was the pool destroyed?

Oddly, the pool is now protected wetlands.

I remember diving in an hitting my head on the bottom.

I thought that the Monte Carlo pool in Asbury Park was the largest Salt water pool?

Sad

Can we get it back up and running?

Very cool

Thomas Korp

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