Montague [Paperback]

Item : Montague [Paperback]
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Author Author : Batko, Alicia C.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0738564540
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780738564548
Publisher Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Pages Pages : 128
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 101301900

Montague Township sits at the high point of New Jersey, cradled by the Delaware River and the Kittatinny Mountains, where New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania converge. The Dutch initially settled in the Minisink Valley and helped define the character of the area. Founded in 1759, the township evolved along the river, which encouraged trade and travel, and on the legendary Old Mine Road, a Native American trail and trade route. By 1826, the Milford Bridge was built and would serve as a gateway to the Poconos. Following the Civil War, farms dotted the landscape, and city residents escaped the industrial boom by frequenting the Brick House and Rock View hotels and neighboring summer boarding homes. The range of vistas served as inspiration for John Newton Howitt and other artists. With progress and infrastructure heralding change, High Point State Park and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area were formed to protect natural resources, yet historic structures within them vanished.Title: GLS Reivews

Author: Gordon Bond

Publisher: Garden State Legacy

Date: September 2009



The sepia tone colored covers of the ubiquitous Arcadia Press ???Images of America??? series have come to dominate the shelves of bookstore and library New Jersey sections.



Inexpensive and chock full of neat old pictures, they???ve promoted interest by residents in the history of their town and given local historians an opportunity to be published.



Among their latest offerings in New Jersey is Alicia C. Batko???s ???Montague,??? covering the northernmost Township in the state. It begins???as all good New Jersey histories must???with the original Lenape natives, but also the interesting geology and geography of the Kittatinny Mountains and High Point.



A representation of late 17th century maps show how the border between New Jersey and New York was different back then. The flat line that runs northwest along the top el

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