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By Gwen Donovan

included in 1845, Sparta used to be a Colonial farming village constructed from stone generators, common shops, and one-room schoolhouses. summer season viewers from surrounding metropolitan components have been interested in Sparta within the overdue 1800s for the clean mountain air. in the course of that point, Thomas Edison got here to Sparta to extract iron ore at his immense Edison village production plant on Sparta Mountain. The Twenties observed the improvement of Lake Mohawk, completely altering the panorama of the township because the windswept Brogden Meadow was once remodeled right into a gleaming 3-mile-long lake, which attracted hundreds and hundreds of part-time citizens. whereas Sparta isn't any longer a farming group, mining city, or seasonal holiday vacation spot, today�s citizens take nice satisfaction in its small-town allure and wealthy, colourful past.

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