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Cherry Hill in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Free Wheel

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
1. Free Wheel Marker
Inscription.  Cherry Hill Township’s first public sculpture speaks to the history and heritage of the Croft Farm as both the site of a successful milling industry and a station along the Underground Railroad.

Created entirely of steel, the sculpture stands over 10 feet high and weighs more than 6,500 lbs. The process to create the piece from raw metal into a work of art was considerable, and there were obstacles and challenges to be handled at every step of the way.

Mayor Bernard A. Platt, Town Council, artist Peter Trout Gard and proud members of the Cherry Hill Art advisory Board Sculpture Committees dedicated Free Wheel on October 26, 2003. It stands as an enduring reminder of the significance of Cherry Hill’s history.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 39° 53.964′ N, 75° 1.182′ W. Marker is in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is on Bartons Mill Road. The marker is on the property of the Kay-Evans House at Croft Farm. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherry Hill NJ 08034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers.

Free Wheel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
2. Free Wheel Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Outbuildings at Croft Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kay-Evans House at Croft Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alfred Eastlack Driscoll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hessian Army during the Revolutionary War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Haddonfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Guard House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian King Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian King Tavern State Historic Site (NR) (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherry Hill.
 
Free Wheel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
3. Free Wheel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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