The chief Thomas Hoagland, and the deputy chief Alfred Rarick (who would later become the Borough's police chief)...

The Gaston Inn (wood frame building in background) was owned by Robert Gaston, a lieutenant colonel in the West Morris militia during the Revolution. He was also a miller.  Robert Gaston sold the inn to Bernard Smith around 1777. Smith, a German, was a friend of John Jacob Faesch, the Swiss ironmaster of Mount Hope.
Faesch was said to have visited his friend Smith at the inn many times, traveling here from Mount Hope in a carriage with liveried driver and outriders.