Ringwood Manor

Sarah Conforti

Ringwood Manor, located in New Jersey’s Skylands, preserves Revolutionary history as well the ironworks industry of the colonial period.  The site includes a large manor house where General Washington stayed during his visits to the northern part of New Jersey that also served as home to Robert Erskine, who not only was involved in the iron industry, but was also map-drawer for Washington during the Revolutionary War.  What I found surprising was that the manor is where Erskine completed over 200 accurate maps to provide for the Americans during the Revolution.

The monument depicts the early iron-ore industry in the United States with the forges that were built there, and the abundance of iron produced from that region.  The manor house is also symbolic of the Revolutionary War, as it was there that Washington stayed, maps were drawn, and where soldiers were buried.

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About urba0090

is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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