HISTORY

                Snow Ridge Village

Snow Ridge Village is a quite vacation and single family home cluster on Jack Frost Mt.800px-MP_overlook in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. Snow Ridge Village at Jack Frost Mountain is the place to stay and play in the Pocono’s.  We offer easy access to the ski slopes and our Lake Mountain Club has many summer activities for everyone to enjoy.Jack_Frost-Course4_HERO_t950 Jack Frost National Golf Course offers 18 holes of magnificent terrain, beautiful landscape and its player friendly design gives every golfer an enjoyable golf experience. Snow Ridge Village is minutes away from great shopping and a short ride to the new Mohegan Sun Casino.

550430_451621204888312_298179479_nSnow Ridge Village (SRV) kicked off in 1981 with founder Edward P. Carroll. In the original brochure for the community it reads:38469_104403749614883_5705386_n ” We design the homes with recreation in mind. Residents are going to enjoy themselves and relax. The Poconos offer a world of amenities, some of the finest adjacent to Snow Ridge Village.” ” We are going to build the finest recreational community in this region, and I am delighted to be underway with this project.” Edward P. Carroll founded Snow Ridge Village Inc. in 1981

History of Poconos, Pennsylvania

Before the first permanent settlement at Shawnee by Nicholas Depuy in 1727,Nicholas Depuy Marker Native Americans long lived in the Poconos. They were the Delaware,  Iroquois, Shawnee,  Minisink,  Lenape, and Paupack.1292_Shawnee-Lookout-v4 The Dutch arrived in 1659, but were forced out by the English in 1664. More English and the Germans came in and around 1742.  Modern history begins with the first boarding house hotel, built in 1829 by Anthony Dutot. It became the center of the resort industry in the mid-1800s.  At the turn of the century, vacationers from Philadelphia and New York City began to flock to the Poconos.  Advertised as “Pennsylvania’s Playground”,  the communities began a century’s long serious development.

In the Poconos,  a few eras have passed.  During prohibition, the resorts were Puritan in spirit, calling themselves, “Friendly Mountain Resorts”;  card-playing and gambling were prohibited and golf, tennis, and other sports were not allowed on Sundays.ww 2  Before and after World War II, GIs took their wives and families. The Poconos was then dubbed the “Honeymoon Capital of the World”. The heart-shaped tub was popularized here in 1963. To this day, resorts set the mood right for honeymooners and vacationing couples.

 

SNOWMAKING      

By the 1950s, skiing took hold. John Guresh, an employee who was instrumental in building Big Boulder Ski Area was the pioneer who perfected the snowmaking machine. What spurred the making of this system was the purchase of the original system, which didn’t work, plus inspiration from the Larchmont Engineering Company to incorporate an 1030irrigation nozzle, which again proved unworkable. Guresh did not give up and in 1956-1957 a machine that resembled a lawn 1031sprinkler was used to emit crystals that looked and acted like snow. Guresh said of his first efforts, “One of the biggest problems, was keeping the water moving fast enough to prevent freezing before it could be sprayed in microscopic beads in the atmosphere.” He also stated “It never bothered me that I didn’t become rich and famous from the invention. I made a lot of friends and got a lot of recognition, that was more important.”

Snow MakersThus the first snow maker (used by blowing water through a nozzle) was patented in the Poconos and then perfected by 1956. Interstates were  constructed, which made the region more accessible.  Eventually, a speedway was put in, bringing in at least 100,000 NASCAR fanspocono_raceway_venue_0d2019b0-16cb-4d0a-8ac4-5f36beb13cc2 from all over the country twice a year. As the Poconos has entered the 21st century,  more resorts, restaurants, ski areas, and golf courses have arisen;  property value has also arisen. Population of the entire region is upwards of 300,000 residents.

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