• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

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  • Hornbecks Creek Trail Partial Closure

    The trail is closed between the first and second waterfall; a portion of the trail has sloughed off, causing a hazardous condition. The first waterfall is accessible from the 209 trailhead and the second waterfall is accessible from Emory Road.

  • River Road Closure

    Starting on Monday, September 8, River Road will be closed from Park Headquarters to Smithfield Beach while contractors complete pavement repairs. Access to Smithfield Beach will still be possible. More »

Collections: Colonial and Historic

Most of the features below were first published in the park's newsletter, Spanning the Gap (STG) or in the Cultural Resource Management magazine, CRM. STG and CRM features are pdf files.

For related pages in this website, and for links to other websites for each feature,
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NEWS: Park Newspaper-Features from Back Issues, by year (STG features) or under:
NEWS: Park Newspaper-CRM Magazine, by topic (CRM features)

Curation and Preservation of Artifacts

 

Archeology of Colonial and Historic Peoples
Cultural Connections (under People: Lifeways)
Who is buried in the "Slave" Cemetery? Documentary evidence of African American slaves and free citizens in the area. Additional Material to the guide to Military Trail.
Exploring the Archeological Potential of French and Indian War Fortifications CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine: Saved from the Dam Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Issue (Vol. 25 No.3 2002)
An Investigation of the Brodhead Site CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine: Saved from the Dam Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Issue (Vol. 25 No.3 2002)
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Archeology in a National Recreation Area CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine: Saved from the Dam Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Issue (Vol. 25 No.3 2002)

 

Artifacts of Colonial and Historic Times
Grocer, Storekeeper ( STG: Spring/Summer 2004 Vol. 26, No. 1) A new look at the Daily Ledger for Millbrook's General Store and its part in the village's and the nation's economy.
Additional material
Cash, Credit, and Convenience: Reinterpreting Millbrook Village's Economy 1860-1880 Complete text of the presentation made at the 30th Anniversary Symposium of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on November 18, 1995.

Did You Know?

A ranger in the uniform of the French and Indian War.

... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...