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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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Wow was she low!

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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When I went in October the water was really low and pools were slow and smooth fish were skittish. Your photos show it as it's opposite. There's so much water that there are aren't really any pools, just fast water and runs where the pools were. I wish it wouldn't get so low like it did earlier this year. Fortunately there are quite a few deep holes in Stoney.

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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Ya i was shocked to see how low it was in your pics. It was running good in October...which you would expect. I can tell you this much....riding bike back that far was hard...well at least one way. The road is on a slight incline. Well worth the scenery though.

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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sal and spectorfly, have you guys ever been far enough in stoney valley to see the rausch gap coal town ruins? If you're interested in history its a neat place to visit while back there.

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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I have. That town was actually called Cold Springs as I refered to previously. It was a huge hotel resort town. Here is a pic of the old Drezden Lake Dam just upstream from it. Caught a chain Pickerel out of it.

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Posted on: 2009/1/17 14:34
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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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bushwacker wrote:
sal and spectorfly, have you guys ever been far enough in stoney valley to see the rausch gap coal town ruins? If you're interested in history its a neat place to visit while back there.


That whole valley is full of old ruins. The town is neat, but there are a lot of places with just single buildings that probably date to the late 1700's. We found one on Goldmine Run with two oblong piles of stones about 3 feet wide by 6 feet long by 1 foot high. Kinda creepy.

Boyer

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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Yeah, Sal, thanks for that pic, I been askin' about that dam for a long time and never thought to post about it here, some old timer was talkin to me over at Clarks one day and mentioned the dam and a side trail and the railroad water tank and said about it bein' like 20 minutes up the trail, but I think he must have been there a long time ago cause I'm sure it's gotta be way way up in there. I've been meaning to take my mountain bike up but haven't. I think them old timers must have had longer legs cause 20 minutes don't get me a mile and half. I bet he drove his 39' Chevy pickup up there when he was a younger man. That is the first pic I've seen of the dam and other than the old man I've heard it's like 6-10 miles up in from the lot. I've only hiked up in about 2 miles or so.

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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You can drive to it by going through Indiantown Gap and over the mountain to the parking lot at Cold Springs. It's always open and accessable to the public. That's what I did. That pic was taken while standing infront of my truck.

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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Well it wasent me that posted that pic. I dont think I personally have ever been that far "up the creek"

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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Oh, I wasn't paying attention I guess. Thanks for the pic Spector.

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009
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Wow, never heard anythng about it. Interesting.

"The ghost town of Rausch Gap was the largest of several coal mining towns in St Anthony's Wilderness that appeared, flourished, and died during the period between 1830 and 1910. The ruins of the town are located on the southern slopes of Sharp Mountain, where Rausch Creek cuts a gap through the mountain before entering Stony Creek, at 40°29′58″N 76°35′52″W / 40.49944, -76.59778Coordinates: 40°29′58″N 76°35′52″W / 40.49944, -76.59778.

While it may have been established as early as 1828[1], rapid growth did not occur until 1850, when the Daupin and Susquehanna Coal Company built a railroad up the valley from the Susquehanna River to Rausch Gap.[2] The town became a rail center, with company offices and repair shops situated there. In 1854, the Dauphin and Susquehanna was extended eastward to Pine Grove and Auburn, as part of a planned railroad to Allentown.[2] By 1860, the population had grown to approximately 1,000. Employment was found in the mines and railroad shops. Many train crews also resided in Rausch Gap.

Several factors then contributed to the decay and eventual demise of the town. The first of these was the closing of the mine, although some mining continued into the 1930's. The line to Allentown had never been built, and the railroad came under the control of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. With the completion of the Lebanon and Tremont Branch in 1870[2], Pine Grove became a more important point on the line. The transfer of the machine shops and company offices from Rausch Gap to Pine Grove in 1872 was the most important factor in the demise of the town. When the railroad moved out, the town was stripped of its final purpose for existence.

By the year 1875, fewer than 100 people remained in the settlement. Some time around 1883, most of the buildings in the town were torn down by the railroad. By 1910, all the residents had departed, and Rausch Gap was a ghost town.

All that remains today are the stone foundations of buildings and a small cemetery. Nature has taken back the land: a quick glance at the area and you would never know that it once flourished with people and industry.

Rausch Gap is now one of the many stops along the Appalachian Trail. There is a shelter there for overnight campers and cold water from a spring."

More info and photos:

http://home.earthlink.net/~brandy-comicsandpp/topten.html

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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That link is awsome. Thought I knew alot about it before but now.....

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Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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The house we found was about 300 yards downstream from the trestle in the link above. That trestle was built by Nicholas Brenner, who lived on the corner by my house. There's not a smidge of mortar holding that bridge together, yet 150 years later, it's still there.

Boyer

Posted on: 2009/1/19 8:32


Re: Stoney Creek, Dauphin Co., 1/13/2009

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and to think a bunch of bureaucratic idiots wanted to build a dam and flood this beautiful valley 30 years ago!

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