Geocache Identification Permit Approval Number:ASP20160930124
Permit Expires on:09/30/19
The Working Farm cache is located along the Allamuchy Pond Trail which is located along the grounds of Rutherfurd Hall, one of the last extant large country estates in New Jersey.
Livestock, including cows, chickens and sheep were maintained as part of the working farm. The sheep were also used to clip the lawns, at the suggestion of the Olmsted firm. A large vegetable garden was maintained along the drive from the forecourt towards the village. On the farms, there were herds of Dorset sheep and Jersey, Guernsey and Holstein cows.Crops such as hay were harvested, and the woodlands were used for firewood.
The Rutherfurd - Stuyvesant geocache series give an in depth history of this important and distinguished american family and the gilded age in NJ. There are two locations showcased in the geotrail. The Stuyvesant Mansion and Rutherfurd Mansion located within Tranquility Farms massive estate was divided by the construction on interstate 80.
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