River Towns of the Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania (Postcard History Series)

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As early as 1829, Antoine Dutot saw potential for a profitable resort industry at the Delaware Water Gap and began construction of the first Kittatinny House overlooking the Delaware River. After the arrival of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in 1856, other hostelries of various sizes and appointments followed and were soon filled each summer with happy vacationers from New York City and Philadelphia. Residents of surrounding villages on both sides of the Delaware River also shared the seasonal ...

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Overview

As early as 1829, Antoine Dutot saw potential for a profitable resort industry at the Delaware Water Gap and began construction of the first Kittatinny House overlooking the Delaware River. After the arrival of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in 1856, other hostelries of various sizes and appointments followed and were soon filled each summer with happy vacationers from New York City and Philadelphia. Residents of surrounding villages on both sides of the Delaware River also shared the seasonal wealth of this natural playground, yet they still managed to make a living during the rest of the year. River Towns of the Delaware Water Gap salutes the grand hotels, their diminutive "little sisters," and the people who ran them or lived in the gap and its neighboring river towns.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738563510
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,398,902
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Don and Marietta Dorflinger began collecting postcards of the Delaware Water Gap area shortly after they moved to Blairstown, New Jersey, in 1986. The Dorflingers' first book, Orange, is also a part of the Postcard History Series.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Getting There: The Trains and Trolleys 9

2 Delaware: John I. Blair's Village 27

3 Columbia, Dunnfield, and Pahaquarry: Lost Places 43

4 Portland: A Bridge Not Too Far 53

5 Slateford: A Quarry Village Suspended in Time 67

6 Delaware Water Gap: A Natural Wonder 75

7 The Grand Ladies: The Prestige Hotels 91

8 The Little Sisters: Lodging for the Masses 105

9 North Water Gap and Shawnee: Water Cures and Golf 117

Bibliography 127

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