Thursday, July 02, 2015

Ride The Steam Train July 4th Weekend - Free Fossil ore at the Mine!

Received the following via email from The Delaware River Railroad Excursions, Phillipsburg, NJ. 

                                    Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Come ride the Steam Train this 4th of July weekend!
Enjoy an afternoon at the Ol' Susquehanna mine.
Every passenger will be  entitled to a FREE bag of FOSSIL ore  when you visit the mine.
Normally you get one GEM bag, this weekend you will get TWO bags of ore,  one FOSSIL and one GEM. 
It is our way of doing something special for the 4th of July!
When visiting the mine simply say the code word 'BOOM' and we will give you a FREE bag of Fossil Ore ( $5.00 value). Remember you must say "BOOM".

Come see real archaeologists at work at the Ol Susquehanna Mine on the Snyder Farm!
When the region's earliest inhabitants migrated into the New World during the Ice Age, Native Americans frequently revisited the Snyder Farm from 13,000 years ago up to the 17th century. Native people used the surplus of natural resources available at the Snyder Farm to help them survive. Many of these resources, such as toolstone (e.g., flint and jasper) quarries and natural springs, are still present today. An archaeological dig by students at Temple University study early Native inhabitants and the geologic development of the soils and sediments found along the Delaware River. This will help us to understand Native lifeways and how people in the past adapted to environmental change through the last 13,000 years.
For the Delaware River Railroad Excursions, folks of all ages are invited to participate in a real archaeological dig! Activities will include interacting with professional archaeologists, digging and screening for artifacts, and getting dirty (but not too dirty)! Native American artifacts that date from 13,000 years ago to the 17th century from the Snyder Farm will be available for viewing.

Warren County Winery Train
Ride the Warren County Winery Train  this 4th of July weekend!
After a Steam Train ride along the Delaware and a short bus ride through rolling farmlands, you will arrive at Villa Milagro Vineyards ( .
 There you will learn how grapes are grown and made into wine.  Then you will sample their delicious wines and have an opportunity to purchase them at the source.  If you would like to enjoy your wine with a picnic, bring a lunch and relax at tables in tree groves at the Ol'Susquehanna Mine and Corn Maze or at the station in Phillipsburg.  You are welcome to detrain at the Mine and spend as much time as you like relaxing in the picnic grove then catch a later train.

Chris Cotty
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
One free bag of FOSSIL ore with each mine train ticket purchased. To activate offer code work "BOOM" must be vocalized to the staff at the Ol' Susquehanna Mine.

Offer Expires: July 6th 2015