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to the Long Pond Ironworks Country Store / Visitor Center.
From Interstate 287: Follow route 287 northbound to the New York State border. Take I-87 (New York State Throughway) northbound to exit 15A. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 17 northbound. Take the exit for Sloatsburg Road which leads to Ringwood. Follow Sloatsburg Road (Rockland County Route 72) over the mountain (be sure to look for the remains of the Sterling Mountain Railroad) and past Ringwood Manor State Park. At the ball field, turn right onto Margaret King Highway. At the end of Margaret King Highway, turn right onto route 511. Follow route 511 across the Monksville Reservoir causeway. The Country Store / Long Pond Ironworks Visitor Center will be on the right. Look for the brown New Jersey State Parks sign. Yes, there are shorter routes but until you know the area, it is best to use this one.
From Route 23 in Northern Passaic or Sussex Counties: Take Union Valley Road (Route 513) north from the highway and follow it approximate 8 miles to the junction with Marshall Hill Road. Take the right fork onto Marshall Hill Road. (If you miss it, don't worry, just turn right when you come to Greenwood Lake and follow route 511 southbound. But don't miss this turn, it's about a six-mile swim otherwise.) After passing the large church on the right and shortly afterwards, the entrance to the airport, Marshall Hill Road merges with route 511. Follow route 511 south and the visitor center will be on the left just before the Monksville Reservoir causeway.
Recent Articles published in The Highlander
From Farms to Factories, Shaping Paterson's Urban Form
The Ironworks at Split Rock
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A New Look at Old Troy, Location of the 18th Century Forge
Ironworks, Mines, and the Hudson River Chain
The Iron Industry in Bloomingdale
Republican Nationalist in the McKinley Era (Garret Hobart, Vice President)
An Inscription at Mombasha Lake
Forging a New Nation, the Blacksmith and American Life
High Point State Park
Simeon S. Post's Patent Truss Bridges
Murder on the Highlands, the Execution of Captain Joshua Huddy in 1782
Petersburg, the Ringling Estate and Circus Animals
James M. Ryerson, Schoolmaster
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Albert Berdan, 1983. Archaeological data recovery in Wayne, NJ.
Julius Smith, 1977, Pompton Lakes NJ, Industrial Pioneer.
Simeon S. Post, 1995, Truss Bridge Builder.
Erwin, 1981, Archaeological Investigations in Newfoundland, NJ.
Lt. Col. Joseph Barton, 1975
Lt. James Moody, 1978 - 1979
Sussex County Militia in the War of 1812, 1971
William Cook, 1969
Wilkinson Token, 1983
William Cole, 1968
Robert Colfax, 1974
Crayon J. Percy, 1967
Slater, mill owner in Riverdale, NJ, 1967
Ebenezer Erskine, 1967
John Jacob Faesch, 1726 - 1799, 1979
John Wilkinson, Ironmaster, 1983
William Jackson, 1991, Early History of Rockaway's iron industry
John Brereton, 1987
Lucas Ryerson, 1974, Clockmaker and Sillversmith
Mills - Ludlum Feud, 1970
Tannie Sisco, 1970, Drummer Boy in the American Revolution
Philip Moran Freneau, 1984, Poet of the Revolution.
Reeve, 1982, Bloomingdale NJ, Mad Dog Bite Cure.
William Roome, 1993, Mapmaker
Samuel Ryerson, 1977, Loyalist
James M. Ryerson, 1995, Schoolmaster
Henry Van Allen, 1973, House described.
Sarah Card Strait, 1985
Margery Ryerson, 1989