Woodchuck Lodge

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Woodchuck Lodge
John Burrough Boyhood rock.jpg
Boyhood rock and grave of John Burroughs
Woodchuck Lodge is located in New York
Woodchuck Lodge
Woodchuck Lodge is located in the US
Woodchuck Lodge
Location Burroughs Road, Roxbury, NY
Coordinates 42°17′47.18″N 74°35′2.52″W / 42.2964389°N 74.5840333°W / 42.2964389; -74.5840333Coordinates: 42°17′47.18″N 74°35′2.52″W / 42.2964389°N 74.5840333°W / 42.2964389; -74.5840333
Built 1908
Architect Curtis Burroughs
NRHP Reference # 66000512
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL December 29, 1962[2]

Woodchuck Lodge, also known as John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site is in Roxbury in the western Catskills of Delaware County, New York, was a summertime home of naturalist John Burroughs. He is buried here, at the foot of a rock on which he played as a child. From the gravesite one has a panoramic view of mountains.

"In 1913, Henry Ford purchased the Roxbury farm as a present for John Burroughs, who had built a cabin, "Woodchuck Lodge." John's nephew, John C, the son of Curtis Burroughs, ran the farm from the main house."[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962.[2][4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Woodchuck Lodge". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-23. 
  3. ^ John Burroughs -- Naturalist of West Park
  4. ^ Constance M. Greiff (July 26, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Woodchuck Lodge (John Burroughs Home) National Historic Landmark" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 10 photos, exterior and interior, from 1985. (1.74 MiB)

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