Martin Van Buren Nat'l Hist Site
— National Park Service —As with most farms, the operations at Lindenwald varied with the seasons and the years and the constant effort to better the farm. The poles to your left are used to cultivate hops using the techniques of the nineteenth century. Over his years of ownership, Van Buren tried many different agricultural innovations at Lindenwald to increase productivity and profitability. Hops were one such experiment. It was at least a two year test because hop vines do not produce a crop the same year as planted. The task to establish a new hop field include planting root cuttings, fertilizing with manure and weeding the first year, then setting poles and training the vines the second year. Despite the work, 1851 was the only year a hop harvest was recorded at Lindenwald.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
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|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 606645 N 4691628|
|Decimal Degrees||42.36961667, -73.70476667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 22.177', W 73° 42.286'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 22' 10.62" N, 73° 42' 17.16" W|
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