Photo of the historic sign
Historic Sign

Text: Lusscroft -- Enos Brink farmed these foothills at the head of the West Branch of the Papakating Creek from 1835 to 1871.  James Turner (1859~1939), of Montclair, retired executive of Arbuckle Brothers, a NY coffee and sugar company, built Lusscroft between 1919 and 1930.  He donated 1,050 acres in 1931 to create the North Jersey Dairy Branch of the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station, which operated until 1970.   Research in artificial insemination and genetic improvements to dairy cattle, grassland farming and ensilage, and improved nutritional values in food and feed yielded lasting benefits of worldwide impact.  The 4~H Outdoor Education Center occupied the farm from 1973 to 1996.

Photo of the barn
The Barn
Photo of the South Entrance
South Entrance - Gate House
Photo of Medicine Wheel Garden
Medicine Wheel Garden
Photo of the Turner Mansion
Turner Mansion