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Central Jersey's legacy lives on in place names such as Piscataway and Raritan. The Lenni Lenape tribe's trails established travel routes that are still used today.
Plainfield advocates for Columbus met challenges from opponents including the late Rasheed Abdul-Haqq, who objected to having an Albert Bierstadt painting in Municipal Court behind the judge's seat. The painting, now on a side wall, depicts natives bowing to the explorer and his men as they landed on San Salvador.
Columbus Landing at San Salvador
Whether you celebrate Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day or just go shopping for sales, enjoy the day off!