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Shots Fired at Old Paramus Church

The Record published an article yesterday about shots being fired at the Old Paramus Reformed Church just off Route 17.

The story, by John Seasly, also includes a great history lesson about its role in the Revolutionary War. Here's a sample:

"The church grounds occupy a prominent place in Bergen County’s Revolutionary era history: More than two centuries ago, many more shots were fired on the site as British and American forces clashed in bloody combat.The article is here."

Seasly's article cites an essay from "Revolutionary Bergen County," edited by Barbara Z. Marchant, by John U. Rees. In that essay, Rees mentions that several local militia led by Major Peter Fell [son of John Fell] helped push back the British.

The link is here.

A nice little local history lesson.