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Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
Marker in Lackawaxen
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
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 . . . — Map (db m121411) HM

Pennsylvania (Pike County), Lackawaxen — Ecker-Haupt War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m121227) WM
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 . . . — Map (db m121303) HM

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
Pennsylvania (Pike County), Lackawaxen — Unknown SoldierRevolutionary War

Killed in the Battle of Minisink July 22 1779 — Map (db m121449) WM

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 . . . — Map (db m121563) HM

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 . . . — Map (db m23642) HM

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