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Delaware Water Gap in the Pocono/Poconos Mountain Region

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The "Mini Sink," as this area was named by the native Lenapes, was first inhabited by the Paleo Indians as early as 10,000 to 12,000 BC.The Dutch mined copper in this area after an expedition in 1620 revealed the presence of mineral deposits.

The mining company built a road connecting this area to Esopus (Kingston, New York). It was along this one hundred mile "Coppermine Road" that the first settlers reached the Mini Sink. The first settler on the west bank of the Delaware River in the Mini Sink was Nicolas Depui who moved his family from the Hudson Valley in 1727. In 1793 Antoine Dutot, a French plantation owner in Santa Domingo,purchased a large tract of land and laid out a village.

The first Inn was built in 1799, by Benjamin Bonham, along the path of an anticipated road to be built in 1800 by Abram B. Giles.

Tourist Information...

Go to Pocono - Scranton Fun Guide.
Go to Pocono Directory
Go to Scranton Directory
Go to Pocono free discount coupon Page
Go to Scranton's Grand Railroad Stations built because of Scranton's Iron, Steel and coal.
Go to Old time posters for Lackawanna Railroad promoting clean (?) rides with Phoebe Snow.
Go to SCRANTON HISTORY. Historic Jewel of the Pocono Region.
Go to Tour 1 of Scranton. City skyline
Go to Tour 2 of Scranton. Government buildings
Go to Tour 3 of Scranton. A tour of Luna Amusement Park .
Go to Tour 4 of Scranton. A tour of the old coal mining area.
Go to The Coal Miners and their families.
Go to Early theater history in Scranton.


Go to Stroudsburg History.
Go to Jim Thorpe History.
Go to Nicholson Bridge. World's Largest Concrete Bridge.
Go to East Stroudsburg History.
Go to Delaware Water Gap History.

Go to (links)local hotels, local museums, more Houdini links, CityLink USA, etc. All with Web Site links

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