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Title Article discussing german culture at West Hoboken park, pp. 701-704, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, V.57, No. 341, Oct. 1878.
Object Name Article
Catalog Number 2006.044.0002
Collection Hoboken 19th C. Images Collection
Credit Museum Collection.
Scope & Content Article: "New York in Summer" by Professor Charles Carroll, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 57, Number 341, October 1878.

Complete as pages 689-704 removed from that issue of magazine. Only pages mentioning related text below are imaged. (See archives 2014.013.0098 for enhanced detail images of the three illustrations listed below.)

A trip to Schutzen Park in Hoboken Heights (West Hoboken, but actually in Union Hill - see notes) is described on 701-704 and includes three engraved illustrations: A German Beer Garden, Hoboken; The Schutzen Stand; Hoboken Lager. The text starts with the last paragraph on page 701. The event was a german festival and covers several aspects of it.

n.b.: West Hoboken was not part of the City of Hoboken. Residents of the City of Hoboken would have been among the people in this story.
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Notes Schuetzen (for indexing)

A privately owned park in North Bergen, N.J. Established at least as early as 1874. It was originally part of the town of Union Hill which merged with West Hoboken in 1925 to become Union City.

It was very well-known venue to Hoboken residents. Many events were held there by Hoboken organizations especially those whose members were of German ancestry. Hoboken had many fraternal organizations, clubs, churches and sports groups related to those with German heritage (the German-American Volksfest has taken place there annually since 1874.)
Date 1878
Year Range from 1878
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Search Terms Schutzen Park
West Hoboken
Hoboken Heights
Schuetzen Park
Union Hill
Caption pg 701
Imagefile 053\20060440002.TIF
Classification Ethnic Culture
Entertainment
Parks
Parties
Cultural Activities
Social & Personal Activity