L.J. Smith Farmhouse
In 1912, George Smith was one of the first farmers in New Jersey to preserve his apples by holding them in cold storage. His son, Lawrence, developed a successful way to keep soil from eroding. As a result, he was able to grow healthier, stronger apple trees and better apples.
The innovative and far-sighted techniques of the Smiths were used by many other farmers, and let the way to the betterment of agriculture in New Jersey.
This historic marker is a gift to the people of East Brunswick from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 2009.
Location. 40° 26.467′ N, 74° 23.97′ W. Marker is in East Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South River World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old School Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); South River World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cannon Brothers' Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); South Main Street Firehouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sayreville, New Jersey Time Capsule (approx. 2½ miles away); The Appleby Devoe Memorial Library (approx. 2.6 miles away); Basilone Memorial Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Brunswick.
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