Newark has some very cool History and we feel privileged to do business here!
An interesting fact about Newark is that it was founded in 1666 by Puritan settlers who fled the oppressive rule of the Church of England. Newark was originally named Newark-on-Trent, after the river Trent in England. One of the most famous "Newarkers" was the inventor Thomas Edison, who was born in 1847 and lived in Newark for a period of time. Edison was a prolific inventor, creating the electric light bulb, the phonograph, and motion pictures.
Newark was a major manufacturing center in the late 19th century and early 20th century, and was the site of the first baseball game played at night. It also was the site of the first airmail flight in the United States.
There are many activities for families in Newark, including the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Newark Museum, and the Newark Public Library. Newark is home to the headquarters of the Prudential Insurance Company, the largest insurance company in the United States.
Newark is also the birthplace of famous jazz musicians such as Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra. Newark was