“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Pike County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Pike County, PA (128) Monroe County, PA (124) Wayne County, PA (94) Sussex County, NJ (96) Orange County, NY (564) Sullivan County, NY (164)  PikeCounty(128) Pike County (128)  MonroeCounty(124) Monroe County (124)  WayneCounty(94) Wayne County (94)  SussexCountyNew Jersey(96) Sussex County (96)  OrangeCountyNew York(564) Orange County (564)  SullivanCounty(164) Sullivan County (164)
Milford is the county seat for Pike County
Lackawaxen is in Pike County
      Pike County (128)  
      Monroe County (124)  
      Wayne County (94)  
      Sussex County, New Jersey (96)  
      Orange County, New York (564)  
      Sullivan County, New York (164)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Pike County, Lackawaxen — Battle of Minisink
July 22, 1779, 300 Tories and Indians led by Joseph Brant, Mohawk chief, were attacked near Lackawaxen by some 175 settlers. Brant was returning from raiding New York settlements. All but 25 of the patriots were killed. Brant escaped.Map (db m23632) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Pike County, Lackawaxen — Breaking the Ice
Look down at the massive icebreakers protecting the aqueduct's piers. John Roebling designed these plow-like structures to break up ice and deflect debris that flows down the Delaware. In some winters, ice may build up to six feet thick. This . . . Map (db m121411) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Pike County, Lackawaxen — Canal Era LandscapeLackawaxen, Pennsylvania 1880s
Lackawaxen was an isolated area before the Delaware & Hudson Canal was completed in 1828. Within 20 years the canal company had enlarged the canal and built two new aqueducts in Lackawaxen to improve the efficiency and capacity of its operation. . . . Map (db m193658) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Pike County, Lackawaxen — Conflicts with Timber Rafts
Remains of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company's 16-foot-high slackwater dam are visible upstream (before you). It was built in 1828 to form a pool of deep, slow-moving water, which allowed canal boats to safely cross the river. Conflicts . . . Map (db m193660) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Pike County, Lackawaxen — Ecker-Haupt War Memorial
. . . Map (db m121227) WM
6 Pennsylvania, Pike County, Lackawaxen — Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct
Imagine boats traveling above the river here. After 1848, 50-ton canal boats crossed over the Delaware River at this site. Chief canal engineer Russel F. Lord and civil engineer John A. Roebling designed and built this suspension aqueduct . . . Map (db m121303) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Pike County, Lackawaxen — Sylvania Colony
The site of Horace Greeley’s Utopian colony modeled on Brook Farm and the ideas of Fourier, French Socialist, was located here. Based on common property holding and equal labor, it failed in 1845 after July frosts had killed all crops.Map (db m23682) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Pike County, Lackawaxen — Unknown SoldierRevolutionary War
Killed in the Battle of Minisink July 22 1779Map (db m121449) WM
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9 Pennsylvania, Pike County, Lackawaxen — Veterans MemorialGod Bless America
Humbly and Gratefully Dedicated to The United States of America's Armed Forces We honor all who have served our great nation and ask you, remember mothers, fathers, wives husbands, children, family and friends, they too pay the . . . Map (db m121563) WM
10 Pennsylvania, Pike County, Lackawaxen — Zane Grey(1872 – 1939)
The prolific author of western novels lived on this property, 1905-1918. Among his books written here was the famed “Riders of the Purple Sage” (1912). He had a lifelong love for this area, and his remains now rest within view of the house.Map (db m23642) HM
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Jun. 23, 2024