Interviews and References


Anonymous (subject requested to remain anonymous).  Telephone interview.  November 16, 2012.

Hedda Matheson.  Local resident and activist and former president of the Delaware Valley Conservation Association (DVCA).  Telephone interview.  September 20, 2012.

Pete Pappallardo.  Former resident whose family farm was taken through eminent domain.  Telephone interview.  August 14, 2012.



Albert, Richard C.  1987.  Damming the Delaware: The Rise and Fall of Tocks Island Dam, University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.

DePalma, Anthony.  1990.  “Instead of a Dam, a Delaware River Ghost Town.”  The New York Times.  September 4.  Accessed August 4, 2015

Duca-Sandberg, Kathleen. 2011. The History and Demise of the Tocks Island Dam Project: Environmental war of the War in Vietnam. MA Thesis.  Seton Hall University.  April 14. 

FindLaw for Legal Professionals.  N.D.  “U.S. Constitution Amendments” Website.  Accessed March 2, 2016.

Fullilove, Mindy.  2005.  Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America. And What We Can Do About It.  New York: One World/Ballantine, 2005.

Funk, Bill.  N.D. “CPR Perspective: The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment,” Center for Progressive Reform Website.  Accessed March 2, 2016

Governance of Technology: Floodzones, The.  N.D.  Website.  “Lafayette College Arts Center Flooding,”  “Flooding in Easton.”  Accessed February 2, 2016.

Monroe County Historical Association.  1955.  Photograph.  “The State Bridge, spanning the Brodhead Creek between Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg, floated downstream during the flood.”  Dated August 10-18.  From Pocono Record Website.  Accessed March 3, 2016.

National Park Service.  N.D.  Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Website.  Accessed February 2, 2016.

Observer-Reporter, February 28 1974.

Pierce, Dave.  2001a. “Long arm of the law changed the Poconos forever,” Pocono Record.  August 12.  Accessed March 3, 2016.

Pierce, Dave. 2001b. “Gov’t used ‘eminent domain’ to acquire land,” Pocono Record, August 13.  Accessed on line on February 3, 2016. 

Shafer, Mary A.  2005.  Devastation of the Delaware: Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955.  Riegelsville, PA: Word Forge Books.

Tellefsen, Gale. 1992. Tocks Island Dam: an analysis of the environmental movement. Theses and Dissertations. Paper 149.  Easton, PA, Lehigh University.

Thomson, Irene Taviss. 1976.  “The Tocks Island Dam Controversy.” Chapter 2 in Laurence H. Tribe, Corinne Saposs Schelling, and John Voss, eds. When Values Conflict.  Pensacola, FL: Ballinger Publishing Company, pp. 35-60.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District Marine Design Center.  N.D.  “History of Relevant Flood Studies and Related Actions.”  Website.  Accessed February 2, 2016.