Links to Web Sites

Posted on 19 February 2010 | 2 Comments

As plans developed for our reunion, the reunion committee discovered, or was directed to, links of some very interesting and helpful web sites about the town of Dumont, its schools and its graduates.  We'd like to share them with you as they provided a lot of insight into our town and how it has grown and changed, not only since the years we lived there, but from its inception.  We're sure you will have as much fun as we did as we looked back with fondness at Dumont and also learned what is current in this very special town.

 

This link will take you to the web site of the Dumont Public Schools--a good way to see how times have changed.
http://dumontnj.org/

 

The Dumont High School Alumni web site provides constant updates and newsletters regarding alumni activity.
http://www.alumniclass.com/dumonthsnj

 

If you like something a little more interactive, try the following web site. When you enter an address you will see a picture of that place. There's also a little map with a little man on it. You can move the little man up and down the block to view more of the area. Great way to see what your old neighborhood looks like.
http://www.vpike.com/

 

Many of our classmates have signed up with classmates.com. You can access some of the web site free of charge, but full access requires paying a fee.  Go to the home page of classmates.com and click on the Communities tab.  Then click on Dumont High School.  Then click the Photo Albums tab. On the page that opens up, the icon showing three train engines has some wonderful old photographs of the town.
http://www.classmates.com

 

If you like to view something with a little more action, have a look at this video on Youtube that takes you for a brief ride around town.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWbcpVKGQCg

 

It's amazing what creative sites can be found on the web. In this one, you can point to anywhere on the map and get current news articles for that location. Just put your mouse on a city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines pop up. Double click and the page gets larger. You can read the entire paper in some instances if you click around on the page until it opens up. There is also a listing by state of the newspapers available. If you no longer live in Bergen County, you may enjoy reading The Record.
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/

 

And finally, for now, a little background music to help set the nostalgic mood. This site will play 20 songs in a row without stopping in any year you choose. Leave it open while you cruise around the other forums listed here.  Happy reveries.

http://upchucky.com/JukeCity/1960/player.html