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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thats what I've been told and I'm sure I wouldn't recognize the area. I don't remember if they sold their places before the changeover was completed as the last time I was there was before I went in the service in '64 and I never returned home after my discharge. One hilarious moment that I will never forget is my Uncle's German Shepard's encounter with a skunk. The skunk sprayed the dog pretty good and the dog came running into the house and ran all of us outside. Many good times there in the summer and I also remember that very twisty road getting to there place. Fond memories.


Paul, most of the summer homes here have been converted
to year round living. You probably wouldn't recognize the
area today. I've been here since '77. The changeover was
already mostly complete by then.
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Paul, we still have most of the twisty roads around the lake, but in
the mid '70s, Rt 15 became the major four lane highway through the
area. When you were last here, you probably took Rt 181 along the
the lake.
And I'm sure you remember the Bertrand's Island amusement park.
That closed up in '85. That area is all condos now.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 12:47 PM
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Paul, we still have most of the twisty roads around the lake, but in
the mid '70s, Rt 15 became the major four lane highway through the
area. When you were last here, you probably took Rt 181 along the
the lake.
And I'm sure you remember the Bertrand's Island amusement park.
That closed up in '85. That area is all condos now.
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Now that's a blast from the past. Had many good times there in the summer.
Definitely some major changes there. I'm sure its a pretty pricey area now.

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Paul, a little trivia for you....
Watch the movie "The Purple Rose Of Cairo".
All the amusement park scenes were filmed
at Bertrand's Island after the park had closed
for good. Not long after the movie was released,
the park was torn down.
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Offcenter, I really appreciate you taking the time to bring me up to date on all that has happened at Lake Hopatcong and enabling me to take a trip down memory lane. I have passed along all of this info to my brother as I'm sure he will be interested in it.

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Greetings. We hail from parsipanny. When is the next meeting?
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Greetings. We hail from parsipanny. When is the next meeting?
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SCRC Chapter #173 meets on Thurs March 23 @ the Alps Diner, rt 23 N in Wayne, just before Packanack Lk Rd. @ 7:00 pm.
let me know if you can make it, we'll be discussing up coming rides & the over nite trips..

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