MOHONK LAKE , a summersettlement at the
See also:northern end of Lake Mohonk, Ulster
See also:county, New
See also:York, U.S.A., about 14 M . N.W. of
See also:Poughkeepsie . It is served from New Paltz, about 1 m . S.E . (about 52 M. by stage), by the Wallkill Valley railway, a branch of the West
See also:Shore . The lake is a small
See also:body of
See also:water, picturesquely situated 1245 ft. above the
See also:sea-level, on
See also:Sky Top
See also:Mountain (1542 ft . ), one of the highest peaks of the Shawangunk range . The highest point of Sky Top lies just east of the south end of the lake; close by, to the west, Eagle Cliff rises to a height of 1412 ft . The development of this beautiful region into a summer resort and the holding of
See also:Indian and arbitration conferences here have been due to
See also:Keith Smiley (b . 1828), a graduate of Haverford
See also:College (1849), who conducted an
See also:English and classical academy in
See also:Philadelphia in 1853-1857, was
See also:principal of the
See also:Grove academy at Vassalboro, Maine, in 1858-1860, was principal and
See also:superintendent of the Friends' school at
See also:Providence, Rhode
See also:Island, in 1860-1879, and became a member of the
See also:United States
See also:Board of Indian Commissioners in 1879 . In 1869 he bought, at the northern end of Lake Mohonk, a
See also:tract of
See also:land on which he built a large hotel . Here, in
See also:October 1883, the first
See also:Conference of the Friends of the
See also:American Indian met; these conferences have since been held annually, their
See also:scope being enlarged in 1904 to include
See also:consideration of the
See also:condition of " other dependent peoples "—i.e. the natives of the Philippines,
See also:Porto Rico and Hawaii .
The first conference on
See also:international arbitration was held here in
See also:June 1895 .
KARL FRIEDRICH MOHR (1806-1879)
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