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Park Ridge in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Atkins Glen

 
 
Atkins Glen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
1. Atkins Glen Marker
Inscription. The Glen is a deep ravine cut through sandstone rock by Bear Brook. Glen Road to the south follows an old Indian path up the hill called “Spook Bergh” (Ghost Hill) by the early Dutch. Tradition says that a cave in the sandstone rock, now almost filled, was used as an Indian hiding place and later by outlaws. For many years, former owners James Leach and, later, Daniel H. Atkins, preserved the Glen in its natural state against threatened development. The Park was given to the Boroughs of Park Ridge and Woodcliff Lake in 1956 as a memorial to Daniel H. and Virginia L. Atkins.
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 40.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 1.98′ N, 74° 3.11′ W. Marker is in Park Ridge, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Fremont Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located on Fremont Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Park Ridge NJ 07656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pascack Reformed Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wortendyke Homestead
Park Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
2. Park Ridge Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Wortendyke Dutch Barn (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dutch of Bergen County (approx. half a mile away); Between Two Brooks – The Wortendyke Barn (approx. half a mile away); The Wortendykes (approx. half a mile away); Peter P. Post House (approx. half a mile away); Pascack Historical Society Museum (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Park Ridge.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNatural Features
 
Marker on Fremont Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
3. Marker on Fremont Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,706 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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