Haddon Heights-1907 Atlas
Crystal Lake was a popular site for swimming and ice skating, especially among youngsters. Many older residents of the area have childhood memories of summers skinny-dipping and winter days spent gliding on its surface and then warming
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) drained the lake in the 1930s and removed many of the trees. Much of the new dry land eventually became part of the Camden County Park system, as it remains to this day. A rough outline of the lake can still be discerned if one considers the bowl-like terrain that the landscape assumes just behind the War Memorial at the foot of the park.
Erected by Haddon Heights Historical Society in Memory of Lynn Laitman.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 39° 52.728′ N, 75° 3.816′ W. Marker is in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is on South Park Avenue
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Haddon Heights Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Haddon Heights (approx. 0.3 miles away); Haddon Heights and the Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Garnets Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory Of Norman F. Hoff (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Haddon Heights "Log Cabin" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Haddon Heights and the White Horse Pike (approx. half a mile away); Glover Fulling Mill & Kings Run (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haddon Heights.
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