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NE Pennsylvania Weekend Vacation: Day 2 – Clinton, NJ

Since Tuesday, I have been sharing with you photographs and details of our vacation in NE Pennsylvania.  In addition to seeing three waterfalls in the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area on Day 2 of our vacation, our NE Pennsylvania vacation took us into New Jersey.  We drove to Clinton, NJ where we toured a historic mill, visited a state park and ate dinner with friends.

I had visited Clinton one time before.  My first visit to Clinton was on March 17, 1987.  I was living in Tinton Falls, NJ at the time.  I stopped in Clinton en route Phillipsburg, NJ to visit a friend, who had recently given birth to a son.  During that brief stop, I took one photograph — Clinton’s Red Mill.

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The Red Mill (March 1987)

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Twenty-six years later, I took another photograph of The Red Mill … and a lot more!

P4200589 4x6The Red Mill (April 2013)

During our visit to Clinton this past Saturday, we went on a self-guided tour of  The Red Mill Museum Village.  Before touring The Red Mill we explored the buildings of the Mulligan Limestone Quarry and other buildings moved to the grounds.

E4206139 4x6Dynamite Shed, c. 1916
Dynamite was used to dislodge the limestone in the cliffs.

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Screen House, c. 1900 – Stone Crusher, c. 1912 – Lime Kilns, c. 1860

Limestone rocks were sorted, by size, in the Screen House.  The limestone that was crushed was used to bed railroads and paved roads.  The Lime Kilns were used to burn limestone to make fertilizer.

E4206116 4x6Tenant House, c. 1860
This was a two-family house, built for quarry employees.
Each family had a kitchen and parlor, with two upstairs bedrooms.

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Today the tenant house displays a general store, post office and a c. 1900 kitchen.

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One-Room Schoolhouse, c. 1860

E4206123 4x6Corn Crib, c. 1860-90 and Carriage Shed, c. 1860-80

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Log Cabin, replica 1976

We toured all four floors of The Red Mill.  There is a nice view looking across the dam from one of the windows.

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The Red Mill houses a large collection of artifacts.  Each floor tells a small part of the history of the building.

E4206152 4x6The Red Mill, c. 1810

The Red Mill was originally built as a woolen mill.  It was later used to process grains, produce peach baskets, talc and graphite.  The Red Mill generated electricity and pumped water for the town.

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After touring The Red Mill, we crossed over the Lowthorp Truss Bridge

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to the Main Street shopping area.

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We did some window shopping, listened to a musical quartet playing in an alley way (very good!), and ate lunch at the Towne Restaurant.

We had a few hours to kill before meeting our friends for dinner at the Clinton Station Diner, so we drove around looking for a park to visit.  We found the Round Valley Recreation Area.

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Round Valley Recreation Area

P4200609 4x6a Loon!

The reason that we spent the past weekend in Stroudsburg, PA was so Bob could meet up and ride with a fellow Vulcan Riders and Owners Club (VROC) member from New Zealand, who was visiting this part of the USA.  The NE Pennsylvania VROC group put together the ride and dinner.   Dinner was at 6:00 PM at the Clinton Station Diner.  Nine of us enjoyed dinner and conversation.   We made new friends.  It was a great night!  The ride took place on Sunday.   The meet-up place was Triplets Family Restaurant in Stroudsburg, where those riding ate breakfast.  I stayed behind.  I would not have enjoyed the ride, as it was a very cold ride.  In fact the guys cut the ride short because it was so cold.  It was well worth making the trip to NE Pennsylvania.  We enjoyed seeing the waterfalls and the sights of Clinton, NJ.  It was great to meet up with some of the riders from the NE Pennsylvania VROC group, as well as meet the rider from New Zealand.  What a great weekend we had!  Thus concludes my blog posts about our NE Pennsylvania weekend vacation.

This concludes my blogs posts about our weekend vacation in NE Pennsylvania.

4 Responses to “NE Pennsylvania Weekend Vacation: Day 2 – Clinton, NJ”

  1. Betsy Adams

    Looks like a great place to visit, Linda.. What great history.. I love that mill. They keep it in good shape, don’t they? It was nice also for you all to meet up with some friends… Glad your weekend was so successful.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Eileen

    Great post, Linda! I enjoyed the tour. The Mill is awesome and the town is quaint. Love the cute loon. Wonderful photos. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Fishing Guy

    Linda: You captured the mill quite beautifully, It is so neat to see the old photo compared to your photography today.

    Reply
  4. Rose

    Wow, I sure would love to visit this place. It is just the type of place that draws us. Wonderful photos.

    Reply

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