Much of New Jersey Estate of Bonaparte Brother to Join State Park System

What to KnowMost of the former New Jersey country estate that once belonged to the oldest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte is to be part of the state’s park system following a recent purchase. The $4.6 million purchase by the New Jersey environmental protection department, the city of Bordentown and the nonprofit D & R Greenway Land Trust was finalized Dec. 18 with Divine Word Missionaries, the Catholic order that had owned the site since 1941.Joseph Bonaparte and other family members emigrated to the United States after the 1815 abdication of Napoleon. His Point Breeze residence, exceeded in size only by the White House, housed collections of paintings, books, and

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