1.) In 1905 a leading N.J. Geologist and Topographer proposed flooding 33,000 Northern N.J. acres including all of Fairfield to create a large reservoir. T or F ? TRUE. Fairfield could have been under reservoir water like old Boonton is today. See article 3. 2.) N.J. Route 6 was the first state highway through Fairfield. T or F ? FALSE. The first N.J. highway through Fairfield was Route 12 in 1916. See article 17. 3.) All of the brownstone used to construct the Dutch Reformed Church in 1804 was donated by its Minister John Duryea who owned a quarry nearby. T or F ? TRUE. The generous Minister Duryea’s quarry was in nearby Little Falls. See article 29. 4.) French Huguenots did not assimilate well with Fairfield’s early Dutch Settlers because of their religious differences. T or F ? FALSE. The Huguenots assimilated well with the Fairfield Dutch: religiously, culturally, and socially. See article 40. 5.) The once famous Fairfield Dairy was world renowned for its high quality ‘Certified Milk’ that was produced with 68 innovative procedures of self regulation. T or F ? TRUE. The high purity standards pioneered by Stephen Francisco’s Fairfield Dairy were established decades before USDA, FDA, or NJBOH regulations were implemented. See article 11. 6.) The Hillside Cemetery on Horseneck Road was originally a privately owned burial ground of the Pearce Family. T or F ? TRUE. From Revolutionary War days until 1899 only Pearce or Pierce relatives were buried there. See article 33. 7.) An artesian water well owned by the Munkacsy Family on Camp Lane won first prize for best Mineral Water at the 1939 World’s Fair. T or F ? TRUE. Voted best Mineral Water of all the worldwide entries. See article 18. 8.) Simon Van Duyne and his Dutch Partners bought several thousand acres of Fairfield land from the Lenape Native Americans in 1699. T or F ? FALSE. Simon Van Ness ( not Van Duyne ) and his Partners did so in 1701, not 1699. See article 10. 9.) After only three years, Fairfield’s first Firehouse burned to the ground. T or F ? TRUE. Sadly this did happen in 1915. It would be many years before the Fire Department reorganized and rebuilt. See article 15. 10.) Curtiss-Wright Corporation including its Fairfield Plant, produced 85 % of all aircraft propellers during WW2. T or F ? FALSE. By quantity alone C-W produced only 20% of WW2 aircraft propellers. However, this figure does not take into consideration the number of blades per propeller or their overall average size. See article 16. 11.) The ‘Horseneck Riots’ by local land claimants led directly to anti-British hostilities and Revolutionary War fervor in the 1770’s. T or F ? FALSE. The Horseneck ( land ) Riots took place thirty years earlier in 1746. During the intervening years, the Colonists were friendly to British Troops that defended them from the French and Indian War enemy encroachments. See article 8. 12.) In 1918 the U.S Navy constructed the world’s largest, longest and most modern Rifle Range on Fairfield’s Horseneck Road. T or F ? TRUE. The enormous size and complexity of this three square mile military campus is seldom fathomed :- ) :- ) See article 22.