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Stop 11

The Trapps Mountain Hamlet Path Audio Tour:  Stop 11

Continue to Final Stop 12:  "Site of the Coddington House"


"Path to Spring Run"

The family of Eli Van Leuven evidently never dug a well. Instead, they depended for their drinking water on a spring located down slope from their house adjacent to the Coxing Kill (into which the spring water flows). The path to this water source descends sharply downhill and requires a steep uphill return.

One of the Van Leuven children’s chores was hauling water uphill to the house. At the stream, the  water flows between smooth ledges of bedrock, and well-placed stones provided convenient perches for bathing and clothes washing. Imagine what it was like to get water to bathe and wash clothes in icy winters!

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