Tag Archives: historic preservation

Aug 08 2019

Historic Delaware River Series Explores 1955 Flood


Learn about the deadly Delaware River flood of 1955 that killed nearly 100 people, destroyed bridges and washed away homes and summer camps at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m.

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Jul 17 2019

Author Kicks Off Historic
Delaware River Series on July 28


Our Historic Delaware River Series opens on July 28 with a talk by author Hal Taylor

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Jan 16 2019

Exploring the Site of the Former Copper Mines on the Dvoor Farm


Partially hidden beneath the fallen branches, dried leaves and detritus near the Walnut Brook that courses through the Dvoor Farm lies a gold mine of information about the land’s history in the mid 1800s.

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Jan 02 2019

Murder on the Case-Dvoor Farmstead — Part 2


Oct. 7, 1803 doesn’t look particularly noteworthy if one peruses the entry for Philip Case’s day book on that date. But it was that particular Friday that two slaves on the property got into a series of arguments that had deadly consequences.

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Oct 10 2018

Early Map of Case-Dvoor Farm Property Discovered


An 1847 map offers a closer look at the Case-Dvoor Farmstead.

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Jul 04 2017

Looking Back: The Rediscovery of the Tuccamirgan Pipe — Part 2


Johan Philip Kaes (later Anglicized to Kase and then Case) had purchased 374 acres from the sons of William Penn, and settled along the Walnut Brook on what is now the Hunterdon Land Trust’s Case-Dvoor Farmstead.

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Jun 28 2017

Looking Back: The Rediscovery of the Tuccamirgan, Johan Philip Case Pipe


In the mid-1730s, Johan Philip Case arrived in the Flemington area from Germany, purchasing and farming the land that is now home to the Hunterdon Land Trust. Case was able to settle here thanks to the help of the chief of a local Native American village, Tuccamirgan. The two became great friends, and to honor that bond, the chief one day gave Case a pipe.

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Jun 21 2017

Looking Back: When the Miners Rioted in Flemington


History happened here at the Case-Dvoor Farmstead: Read about the Flemington copper mining riot of 1861.

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Jun 14 2017

Milk Shortage Caused by Famous Trial Sends Dvoor Brothers West


You might not expect two New Jersey farmers visiting the Midwest to get chased down by reporters for “a good story,” but that’s exactly what happened to George and Jacob Dvoor in the winter of 1935.

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Nov 11 2015

Traces of the Davis Family at the Historic Dvoor Farm


Otis and Elizabeth Davis lived on the Case/Dvoor Farm nearly 40 years, running the largest dairy operation in Raritan Township and building the bank barn.

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