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Lake Mohawk Memorial

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, December 31, 2013
1. Lake Mohawk Memorial
Inscription.
This memorial was dedicated by the Lake Mohawk Country Club and the families of its founders, Arthur D. Crane and Herbert L. Closs, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Lake Mohawk, the largest man-made lake in New Jersey. The Crane Company purchased this 25,000 acre reservation in 1925. The dam stemming the waters of the Wallkill River was completed on August 26, 1926, and on March 17, 1928, water flowed over the spillway, thus Lake Mohawk was born. Also instrumental in the creation of Lake Mohawk were Edwin R. Closs and Robert Crane, architects and Harry C. Callahan, civil engineer. “It was perseverance, inspiration and perspiration from the start to finish, “ said Herbert Closs.
Arthur D. Crane
Born Hillside, New Jersey, Sept. 7, 1877 – died Jan 6, 1945. Founder, Arthur D. Crane Company, 1905. A deliberate, self-educated man. Financial genius and veteran property developer. In 1925, along with Herb Closs, he turned his sights on the farm-land in the valley of the Wallkill River in Sussex County – now Lake Mohawk. He told Herb Closs “Letís take a chance. Donít worry about money, Iíll find it.”
Herbert L. Closs
Born Scranton, Pa., Feb. 18, 1898 – died Jan. 18, 1983. Second president, Arthur D. Crane Company. He had the courage of his convictions,
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By Michael Herrick, December 31, 2013
2. Lake Mohawk Memorial
Arthur D. Crane
a generous disposition, an untiring zeal and unflinching energy with which he devoted his entire adult life to the cause of Lake Mohawk. Beautiful Lake Mohawk, is dream. No finer lasting memory could be established to be enjoyed by so many.
 
Erected by Lake Mohawk Country Club.
 
Location. 41° 1.876′ N, 74° 38.456′ W. Marker is in Sparta, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Shore Trail (County Route 613) and Winona Parkway, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in a small park on the lakefront. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta NJ 07871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kroghís (within shouting distance of this marker); Sparta War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sparta (approx. 0.8 miles away); Amity School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Schoolhouse and Firehouse Museum (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Works of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Concentrating Company (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Lafayette Foundry (approx. 5.3 miles away); Northwest New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
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Lake Mohawk Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 31, 2013
3. Lake Mohawk Memorial
Herbert L. Closs
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By Michael Herrick, December 31, 2013
4. Lake Mohawk Memorial
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By Michael Herrick, December 31, 2013
5. Lake Mohawk Memorial
The Lake Mohawk Memorial Faces the Lake image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 31, 2013
6. The Lake Mohawk Memorial Faces the Lake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2014, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 1, 2014, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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