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Ho Ho Kus in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Leisure Activities

 
 
Leisure Activities Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
1. Leisure Activities Marker
Inscription. Outdoor leisure activities for a Victorian family included croquet, archery, bicycling, swimming, painting, photography and boating. This photograph (circa 1890) reveals that the Rosecrantz family had a sense of humor; this bucolic rowing scene was filmed far from any water, on the carriageway.
 
Location. 41° 0.431′ N, 74° 7.039′ W. Marker is in Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from North Franklin Turnpike (County Route 507), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Hermitage. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho Ho Kus NJ 07423, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Front Entrance (a few steps from this marker); The Hermitage (a few steps from this marker); Well-House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rosencrantz Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); North Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Victorian Tea Party (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosencrantz Cotton Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Bricks” (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Ho Ho Kus.
 
More about this marker.
Leisure Activities Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
2. Leisure Activities Marker
The right side of the marker contains a 19th-century photograph of the Rosencrantz family posing in a rowboat on dry land.
 
Also see . . .  The Rosencrantz Family and the Hermitage – 1807 - 1970. The Hermitage website. (Submitted on June 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Marker and Rowboat at the Hermitage image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
3. Marker and Rowboat at the Hermitage
The Hermitage image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
4. The Hermitage
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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