Mailing Address: P.O. Box 362, Boonton, New Jersey 07005
Historic Homes of Boonton Township
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OSCAR A. KINCAID HOME OF HISTORY DEDICATED
Completion of the restoration of the Oscar A. Kincaid Home of History was celebrated
with a gala Dedication Ceremony at the historic homestead last month. The fes-tivities
were led by Marilyn Terhune, President of the His-torical Society, who stated in
dedicating the homestead: “I dedicate this home in memory of its last resident, and
leader of many organizations – both political and civic – Oscar A. Kincaid, who among
other things was mayor of Boonton Township. Let this restored homestead stand as
a living testament of the man who wanted to see this come to fruition and I am happy
and honored to say, on this Dedication Day, that it will stand for years to come
in ser-vice to Boonton Township and the surrounding region.”
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen
leads honored guest at dedication
HERO OF THE BOONTONS"
Charles Fern Hopkins, who at age 14, shuttled runaway slaves by buggy from the Powerville
Hotel to the next station on New Jersey's Underground Railway. He was wounded in
the Civil War and was interned at the infamous Andersonville Confederate prison.
For his selfless heroism in rescuing a fallen comrade, Corporal Hopkins was awarded
the Congressional Medal of Honor.