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Delaware & Lehigh - The Dentures of Lehigh Gorge

Written By Silas Chamberlin

Those of you who travel the Lehigh Gorge know about the pair of dentures embedded in the mortar of some WPA-era stone work. Over the years, there have been rumors of an old man walking the former railbed, searching the stonework for something, but he always seemed to disappear around a bend in the trail.  For some reason, this year we have received several phone calls from lone walkers or bikers, who swear they hear the smacking of toothless gums and the muffled tinkering of a mason’s trough. I don’t really buy the ghost stuff, but I do think the dentures look pretty neat.

Dentures, embedded in a stone wall, in Lehigh Gorge State Park.