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Old 02-17-2010, 07:50 AM   #181
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The Lackawanna Cutoff is an elevated earth mound built by the railroad to speed train traffic.

Tunnels were built for roads along its length, which is what is pictured here at CR 517 in Andover, NJ.



If you look at the map, on about the sixth notch down on the zoom, you can see the Lackawanna Cutoff comes across the Delaware River in Portland, PA almost straight to here and continues to the area where Wild West City is located.

We will be visiting more of this cutoff further west on our next Bruce Run in April.

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:53 AM   #182
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You remember the fella that tried to hang himself at The Devil's Tree?

He will probably tell you the Devil made him do this too !





Its OK,
We got him out of the road before anyone came along.



Its a Darth Peach thing !
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:01 AM   #183
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The next stop was supposed to be Grist Mill Cafe.



This is Grist Mill Stone House, which is now Petit Point Interiors.



The place we were looking for was just down the road to the right around the corner.
We thought this was the place, but I found out later it wasn't.

A few riders had to leave around this time, but we gained a few more at lunch just a little while after this.

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Old 02-17-2010, 08:45 AM   #184
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One of the many tributes you will find in New Jersey to the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

This monument was designed to be 9 feet 11 inches tall and features an I-beam from the World Trade Center on a five sided base.

The picture above shows the five sides which commemorate the four planes that went down.






It is always sobering to visit these memorials.

This one is located on the Sussex County Community College Campus on Connor Green.

2009 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at this memorial.

Information on the ideas to create this monument.

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Old 02-17-2010, 10:50 AM   #185
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Next stop, the grave of an unknown Revolutionary War soldier.





It reads:
ERECTED
TO AN
UNKNOWN SOLDIER
OF THE
REVOLUTION
CHINKCHEWUNSKA CHAP.
NO. 24 D.A.R.N.J.

I don't know why he is buried here by himself.
The Colonial Army was all over this place during the war.

The Historical Markers Database has the same information I have.

I am finding all kinds of good sites while doing this thread.

Here is one on the Revolutinary War in New Jersey that includes this marker.

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Old 02-17-2010, 11:06 AM   #186
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We were pressed for time because we needed to be someplace at noon for lunch in case anyone wanted to join us there.

We were having a great ride.
We skipped some places, and we added some places.
It all worked out great.

Our next stop was a pet cemetery.


Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Park





Here are the guys waiting patiently for me !



Nice quite spot.

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Old 02-17-2010, 11:32 AM   #187
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The Chatterbox.

I kept hearing about this place from the riders who lived up in this area.

I had never seen a picture of it and I can't remember why we stopped here.
I think someone was expecting some more riders here.



One of the riders in our game wanted to start using a mascot to be picked up at the tags like the North American Tag-O-Rama game does.
It was fought pretty hard and finally overturned by the starter of the game.
The problem I had was I had all of these photoshopped ducks I did not know what to do with.





Kind of like a seek and find.
There are 20 of them in there.
Can you find them all ?

Across the street was a place tagged about a week before.


Ideal Farm & Garden Center

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Finally LUNCH.



I used a place that had been tagged and I wanted to see it in person anyway.


Homestead Rest

This is one of the places I had photoshopped way back when.


The joke was that this horse has no feet !
They are buried in the mulch.



At least he is keeping an eye on the electric meter !

Nice rustic place.


The food was good.
Unfortunately no one got a picture of their lunch before they ate it.

I think I starved them to death with all of the riding !

Nice place, nice atmosphere, good food, decent prices.

You may be asking why we did not stay at the Chatterbox.
Had I known about it I would have eaten there.
But the plan was for anyone who wanted to join us they could just meet us here at noon.
This is the only time scheduled stop we had, so I did not want to mess that up.

We will be using the Chatterbox on our next run.



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After wolfing down our lunch we rode just up the road to Old Monroe School.



Here is a little better picture of it.


Built in 1819 it was used until 1926.

Here is a great picture of this building with students out front.

I could not get over how busy the road was that this was on.
If you look at the map it looks like a nice wooded rural area.
We had to stop traffic just to get back on the road.

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On to Gingerbread Castle.



Just a shell of its former self, this place is looking pretty bad.

I was just hoping no one would get a flat tire from all of that stuff on the right !



Even Humpty Dumpty looks out of place.
But at least he still has a smile on his face.

Below are some of the interesting images still to be found at this place.



There were a lot of these old millstones around the property.



This building is to the right of the first picture.
Pretty interesting in its own right.
I am guessing it was part of the attraction here.



What I did not realize was that this place was built in 1928.

I found that information on thegingerbreadcastle.com along with some great pictures of how it looked inside and out when it was in use.

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Next stop was Doc's Place.



No, we only stopped for pictures, no

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One of the riders in our group had gotten the last State Tag, which was the Telephone Pole Farm, and needed to place a new tag.
So we stopped at this place.



The Dar Van Bunschooten Museum.

That's a mouth full !



Here is a picture of the tagger taking a picture of the new tag.



This fine gentleman (the one in red who owns the Ducati by the way) knows this area pretty well so he was leading on this leg of the trip.
And a fine job he did too !



This fine house was built in 1787 by Reverend Elias Dar Van Bunschooten, of the Dutch Reformed Church.



Some more history by the D.A.R.

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Our next stop,
the highest point in New Jersey.



Not very impressive from this angle is it !


A whole 1,803 feet above sea level where that monument stands.

Not very impressive is it !


Hey, its New Jersey !

This is another one of my favorite pictures from this trip.



Some people will do anything for a good picture.


This gentleman rode the whole trip with me from Princeton to the very last tag and most of the way home.
He was the only other rider from Southern NJ.

I am hoping we will have a few more on the next trip.



At the time of year we were here you had to pay to get into the park so we used a side road to get pictures.

I had been here before.
The rest of these pictures are from October 2007.















Built in 1928-1930 this monument stands 220 feet high.

Thanks to Wikipedia I found out that this monument was built to honor War Veterans.

Here is a hikers point of view on hiking this area.

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Everyone had been looking forward to this next stop.



Notice no one wrote on the NJ corner !


This is Tri-State Monument.

To get there we, and everyone else, had to go through Port Jervis, New York.



And traffic !



Ahhhhhhhhh, New York !!!!



I would have thought that with three states worth of information the building would have been a little bigger !

This is the only place on our trip that I could take my camera out and get a picture on the road.



The first thing you pull up to is a monument for the boarder of New York (on the right) and New Jersey (on the left).



So I am actually parked in NY in the above picture. Sorry !



Nice view down the Delaware River.

The Tri-States Monument is down over the hill behind this monument.



This particular monument is directly under the I-84 East bound bridge.

This is looking back up the hill from Tri-States Monument.
The two gentlemen on the right are standing in front of the NY/NJ monument.



I-84 looking West.



To get to this location you need to go through the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Port Jervis, NY which is on a thin peninsula between the Delaware River and the Neversink River.



Here is my friend sitting on three states.

Ouch !

I wanted to know which state he felt more comfortable in ?

Suffice it to say he now lives in North Carolilna !!!




Some more information on the following links.

The Corner Corner

Roaadside America (Looks like I need to send them a picture! )

Card Cow shows a postcard from 1907 (Before the bridges of course.)

Port Jervis, NY where the dispute over the boundaries of NY & NJ was settled in 1769.

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This was as far north as we could go in New Jersey.

From here we headed south east for a few more old tags in the area.

The roads up here are great.
We used Route 23 to get here and to get back.
Nice road.

Our next stop was Holland American Bakery.



Another one of my favorite pictures from this ride.


I come to find out from doing my genealogy that I am part Dutch.

I always wondered why I had an affinity for windmills !



I found it interesting that they were not ashamed to display their beliefs.




Here are some pictures of the inside and food by Serious Eats.

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