Tuckahoe, New Jersey
|Tuckahoe, New Jersey|
The Historic Tuckahoe Train Station
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Origin of the name Tuckahoe
The community of Tuckahoe is named after the wild tuckahoe (the sclerotium of the fungus Wolfiporia extensa), also called Indian Bread, which grew in abundance in this area on the roots of certain trees and was collected by the members of the Lenape tribes in the area.
Use of Tuckahoe by local tribes
Since the tuckahoe was found in great abundance in this area, members of various New Jersey Lenape tribes would visit this location to collect them.