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Encyclopedia > Campgaw Mountain

Campgaw Mountain Reservation is a 1351 acre (5.5 km²) county park of Bergen County, New Jersey. It is located mostly within Mahwah, but includes some areas of Oakland and Franklin Lakes. The park includes a ski area and the peak of Campgaw Mountain at a 750 foot (229 meter) elevation. Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... Map highlighting Mahwahs location within Bergen County. ... Map highlighting Oaklands location within Bergen County. ... Map highlighting Franklin Lakes location within Bergen County. ... A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ...


To the east of the park is Interstate 287. To the west of the park is U.S. Highway 202 and the Ramapo River. 287 Sign Interstate 287 (abbreviated I-287) is a major interstate highway in New Jersey and New York. ... United States Highway 202 is a highway stretching from Delaware to Maine, also passing through the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. ... The Ramapo River is a tributary of the Pompton River, approximately 30 mi (48 km) long, in southern New York and northern New Jersey in the United States. ...


In 1955, the U.S. Army created a Nike Missile station there for the defense of the New York Metropolitan Area from strategic bombers. In 1959, the site was upgraded to house Nike-Hercules Missiles with increased range, speed and payload characteristics. The missle site closed in June 1971.[1] The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Launch of a Nike Zeus missile Project Nike was a US Army project, proposed in May 1945 by Bell Labs, to develop a line-of-sight anti-aircraft missile system. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ... Boeing B-52 strategic bomber taking off A strategic bomber is a large aircraft designed to drop large amounts of ordnance on a distant target for the purposes of debilitating an enemys capacity to wage war. ... Nike Hercules missile The Nike-Hercules Missile, designation MIM-14 (initially SAM-N-25), was a solid fuel propelled surface-to-air missile, used by US and NATO armed forces for high and medium altitude air defense. ...


References

  1. ^ Donald E. Bender. Cold War at Campgaw Mountain: Mike Missile Battery NY-93/94. Bergen County Historical Society. Retrieved on 2006-12-27.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (362nd in leap years). ...

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