This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Mountain Lakes in Morris County, New Jersey with the following interesting stats carved into it:
The three upper lakes in Mountain Lakes, Crystal, Sunset and Birchwood, were originally called ”Fox Hill Lakes”. They owe their existence to the huge market for ice in the late 19th century. All over the northeast where the winter was cold, ice was sawed into blocks and packed into ice houses amid an insulating blanket of sawdust. The ice was then shipped out in the warm months by railroad cars ending up in the “ice boxes” of the urban homes and the drinks offered in New York’s finest hotels.
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