Past, present, and future pillars of our region. For Legacies archives click here.

David Dunham Withers was attracted to the fertile river-fed farmland of Lincroft, N.J., and created Brookdale Farm in the 1870s. Philanthropist Geraldine Thompson saw her home as one that should be shared with others, and in the late 1960s bequeathed a substantial portion of what was once one of the greatest farms in North America to Monmouth County to be used as a park.

Read Cindy Deubler's tremendous historical piece on this New Jersey farm that was a racing power for generations here.

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