Before lawn mowers...

Before lawn mowers... (HM28O0)

Location: Rochester Hills, MI 48306 Oakland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 41.82', W 83° 6.909'

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Believe it or not, we have a good reason for not cutting the grass! When the Red House was built in 1850, manicured lawns were not as common, especially for farming communities. While the lawn mower was invented in 1830, it wasn't until the 1860s that this invention really took off. Prior to this, lawns would have looked similar to what you see here at the Red House with the addition of grazing livestock.
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HM NumberHM28O0
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Placed ByRochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 326749 N 4729337
Decimal Degrees42.69700000, -83.11515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 41.82', W 83° 6.909'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 41' 49.2" N, 83° 6' 54.54" W
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Area Code(s)248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1009 Van Hoosen Rd, Rochester Hills MI 48306, US
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