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Wantage Township in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Goldsmith Maid

Queen of the Trotters

 
 
Goldsmith Maid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, September 29, 2009
1. Goldsmith Maid Marker
Inscription. Here in the Clove in 1857 a filly of Hambletonian lineage was foaled on the farm of John B. Decker. When fully grown, a bay standardbred mare 15 hands, she was bought by Alden Goldsmith of Washingtonville, NY and won her first harness race at Goshen on September 7, 1965. Trained and driven by Budd Doble, Goldsmith Maid won 95 of 121 races from Boston to Sacramento. Best time 2:14 made at Boston in 1874. Estimated earnings $364,200, a record until the 1940's. The Maid won her last race at age 20 and died at Henry N. Smith's Fashion Stud Farm, Trenton, NJ on September 23, 1885
 
Erected 2009 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historical Marker Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 41° 16.247′ N, 74° 37.585′ W. Marker is in Wantage Township, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Unionville Road (County Road 651). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Unionville Road, Sussex NJ 07461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DAR Van Bunschooten Museum (approx. mile away); Old Clove Church
Goldsmith Maid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2010
2. Goldsmith Maid Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Kilpatrick's Reenactment (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lusscroft (approx. 3.4 miles away); High Point Monument (approx. 3.9 miles away); High Point: An Early Haven for Sightseers & Sportsmen (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Gift of a State Park (approx. 3.9 miles away); Public Parks: Refuge & Recreation for All (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wantage Township.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers about Hambletonian.
 
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Kuperus Farm image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2010
3. Kuperus Farm
Kuperus Farm image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2010
4. Kuperus Farm
 
 
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