• The snowy Delaware River

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

Features: Individuals

Most of the features below were first published in the park's newsletters, Spanning the Gap (STG, 1985 to 2007) or Guide to the Gap (GTG, 2011 - ), or appeared in the National Park Service's CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine (CRM). For related page in this website for each feature, look up the feature under
NEWS: Park Newspaper>Archive of Back Issues, by year (STG or GTG), or under
NEWS: Park Newspaper>CRM Magazine, by topic

 

Individuals
Artist's Perspective (Penny Ross) (under Stories: Language and the Arts)
VIP Treatment (STG: Spring 1997 Vol. 19, No. 1) A summer as a park volunteer in historic preservation.
Park Profiles: Philsopher Charles Peirce (1839-1914) (STG: Fall 2000 Vol. 22 No. 3) Mathematician and pragmatist philosopher Charles Peirce lived at Arisbe, a historic home now within the recreation area.
Additional Material
A Biography of Charles Peirce
Park Profiles: Archeologist Haerbert Kraft (1927-2000) (STG: Spring 2001 Vol. 23 No. 1) Two remembrances of Professor Kraft, a specialist in Lenape (Delaware) culture.
Park Profiles: Metal Crafts Artist Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972) (STG: Spring 2002 Vol. 24 No. 1) The artist in her retirement years at her farm near Milford PA.
Additional material
Photo Gallery: Works of Marie Zimmermann
Photo Gallery: Marie Zimmermann House and Farm
Living Treasure Interview: A Life along the River: Ruth Jones (STG: Winter 2004/2005 Vol. 26, No. 2) A conversation with the owner of Kittatinny Canoes and founder of the Delaware River Clean-up.
Additional Material
The On and Under the Delaware Clean-Up (under People: Groups)
Photo Gallery: Delaware River Clean-Up
Living Treasure Interview: A Life in this Valley: Nancy Shukaitis (STG: Summer/Fall 2005 Vol. 27 No. 1) The founder of the Delaware Valley Conservation Association, a local activist group against the Tocks Island Dam project.
Additional Material
Photo Gallery: In her Own Words ... Nancy Shuklaitis. Landscapes from her life and her part in the struggle against the Tocks Island Dam.
Photo Gallery: The Flood of 1955 Snapshotsfrom the park's collection
Visiting Treasures: Clyde and Nikki Butcher (STG: Summer/Fall 2006 Vol. 28 No. 1) Photographers who visited the park.
Emplyee Spotlight: Deputy Superintendent Doyle Nelson Retires (STG: Summer/Fall 2006 Vol. 28 No. 1) Former Grand Teton and Yosemite ranger.
Living Treasures: A Life in History: Len Peck (STG: Summer 2007 Vol. 29 No. 1) The 97-year-old preservationist and park volunteer.
Employee Spotlight: Warren Dean (STG: Summer 2007 Vol. 29 No. 1) A talk with the 30 year veteran of the park.

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... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...