Two of our most popular publications are included in the Mini Sampler. First is High Point of the Blue Mountains by Ronald J. Dupont Jr and Kevin Wright. The definitive history of the High Point area including geology and prehistory. Charles St. John and the High Point Inn and the Kuser family continue the story. The beginnings of High Point Park and later Park history complete the story. Published in 1990 by the Sussex County Historical Society. The second publication is the classic That Ancient Trail by Amelia Stickney Decker.
Beautifully bound and reproduced as it was originally published in 1942 (Pre Tocks Island), this locally popular book by Amelia Decker explores the discovery, settling and early life along the Old Mine Road. It captures in text and photographs some of the homes, churches, cemeteries and genealogies of some of the earliest settlers in this area, in addition to narratives on the Native Americans of the region.
The second part of the book takes the reader on a tour of some of the connecting roads and “Century Old Houses” in Walpack, Sandyston and Montague Townships. An Index to family and place names is also included. Republished in 2003 by the Sussex County Historical Society.