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A Guide To Its Present And Past
Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of New Jersey
American Guide Series

Originally published in 1939
Some of this information may no longer be current and in that case is presented for historical interest only.

Edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2003

Tour 6
South from the Northwest Corner – Stahnhope

At 32.9 miles US 206 passes a steep hillside (L). Beneath its surface the hill is a great mass of iron ore. High up on its slope are five shafts of STANHOPE IRON MINES, which served during the Revolution.

STANHOPE, 33.8 miles (800 alt., 1,089 pop.), is a compact cluster of modest little houses and stores. In Revolutionary years the village was the home of the Sussex Iron Co.; a few of the workers' one-story houses, resembling French peasant cottages, remain. The first anthracite furnace in the United States was built at Stanhope (c. 1841).

On the Morris Canal are RUINS OF AN INCLINED PLANE, where the moats were carried 75 feet up a railway run by water power to reach a higher level.

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