Liz Barto
Biographical Blog Post
Digital archive topic

For the Digital Archive project, I am researching a variety of recreational activities that have been offered in Ho-Ho-Kus over the last 150 years. My research has included the Ho-Ho-Kus Racetrack, the North Jersey Rapid Transit Line Co. Trolley, Sylvan Lake, the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern and other aspects of how the town became a recreational center. I have spoken with a variety of people who live in the town and are interested in its history.

Digital Exhibit topic

My Digital Exhibit will explore the history of Ho-Ho-Kus as a tourist attraction. The town has gone through many changes over the years. The area was once farmland, then became industrial when the railroad was built and the Rosencrantz family established a cotton mill. With the railroad in place, the people living in Ho-Ho-Kus sought opportunities to make money. Over time, Ho-Ho-Kus has had hotels, dance halls, a Racetrack, a large man-made lake, a Golf Course, and been the location of a variety of county fairs.

Blog post 1
It's Easy to Fail: []
Blog post 2
The Ho-Ho-Kus Hermitage : []
EverNote Blog post
EverNote shared folder
Web exhibit
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