Sparta, NJ: Head of the Wallkill is a treasure of defining images of a town that has grown to be one of northern New Jersey’s prime areas in which to live.
Centuries of history have been captured in photos, paintings, poetry and words to convey the spirit of the area.
Sparta, NJ grew from a pioneer settlement, and home to Revolutionary War era churches, to a crossroads along the old Union Turnpike that came from Dover to the Delaware River where many families traveled on their way to a new life in the old Northwest.
Sparta remained a tranquil pastoral community in the mid-1800s, where farming and trade transpired, and served as home to a girl’s school.
As the railroads arrived in the later part of the century, many summer vacationers also came to take the air of the rural mountains and valley.
In the 20th Century, the vacationers stayed to settle in the famous Lake Mohawk, home to many pilots and corporate executives.
The book contains a rich history of the local area, and hundreds of photographs, images, paintings, poetry and words within 168 pages of quality paper. The book is available in local bookstores and on the web at truran.com