Sparta in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lake Mohawk Memorial
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.
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. Located in a small park on the lakefront. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta NJ 07871, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Lake Mohawk (a few steps from this marker); Kroghís (within shouting distance of this marker); Princess White Deer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sparta War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sparta (approx. 0.8 miles away); Amity School 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
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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 519 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 1, 2014, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.