Did it cut from above through country now gone and lying as mud in tl1e sea? Did it work its way through the mountain as two streams, eroding headward from either side, the one finally capturing the other? Was there once a great lake spilling over the mountain and creating the gap as its outlet? The big-lake idea has attracted no support. It is looked upon less as a hypothesis than as a theoretically possible but essentially foolish guess. There was for a time an ice-defended lake between the mountain and the Wisconsinan glacier. When the ice melted, the lake ran out through the Water Gap, leaving in evidence its stream deltas and seasonally banded bottom deposits. However, Glacial Lake Sciota, as it is called, was eight miles long and two hundred feet deep and could not have cut a gap through much of anything but sugar. The ice arrived twenty-three thousand years before the present. The terminal moraine is only ten miles south of the gap. Nonetheless, the ice front was something like two thousand feet thick, for it went over the top of the mountain. It totally plugged and must have widened the Water Gap. It gouged out the riverbed and left there
afteiward two hundred feet of gravel. Indians were in the Minisink when the vegetation was tundra. Ten thousand years ago, when the vegetation changed from tundra to forest, Indians in the Minisink experienced the change. The styles in which flexplek huren eindhoven they fractured their flint-their jasper, chert, chalcedony-can be correlated to Anatolian, Sumerian, Mosaic, and Byzantine time. Henry Hudson arrived in the New World about four hundred years before the present. He was followed by Dutch traders, Dutch colonists, Dutch miners. They discovered ore-grade copper in the Minisink, or thought they did. Part fact, part folklore, it is a tradition of the region that a man named Hendrik Van Allen assessed Kittatinny Mountain and decided it was half copper. The Dutch crown ordered him to establish a mine, and to build a road on which the ore could be removed. The road ran up the Minisink and through level country to the Hudson River at Esopus Creek (Kingston, New York). A hundred miles long, it was the first constructed highway in the New World to cover so much distance. It covers it still, and is in flexplek huren rotterdam many places scarcely changed. When Van Allen was not busy supervising the road builders, he carried on an elite flirtational minuet with the daughter of a Lenape chief. The chief was Wissinoming, his daughter Winona.