Hidden History Of The Lower Hudson Valley

Hidden History Of The Lower Hudson Valley

Hidden History Of The Lower Hudson Valley

Today's travelers between New York City and Albany are more familiar with the Thruway than with the old Albany Post Road. But for centuries, this was the main highway between the Big Apple and the capital, and many exciting events occurred along its path in the Lower Hudson Valley. The Dutch Philipse family of Sleepy Hollow engaged in piracy, and tales of such misdeeds from the region inspired Washington Irving to write some of his most beloved stories. Later, prisoners used the road as an escape route from the original Sing Sing prison. During Prohibition, a "beer hose" ran through Yonkers, allegedly placed along the route by beer baron Dutch Schultz. With illustrations by Tatiana Rhinevault, local historian Carney Rhinevault uncovers the stories hidden behind the old mile markers of the Albany Post Road.

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Genre : History
Author : Carney Rhinevault
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2012-05-15
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781614238225


Hidden History Of The Lower Hudson Valley

Hidden History Of The Lower Hudson Valley

Today's travelers between New York City and Albany are more familiar with the Thruway than with the old Albany Post Road. But for centuries, this was the main highway between the Big Apple and the capital, and many exciting events occurred along its path in the Lower Hudson Valley. The Dutch Philipse family of Sleepy Hollow engaged in piracy, and tales of such misdeeds from the region inspired Washington Irving to write some of his most beloved stories. Later, prisoners used the road as an escape route from the original Sing Sing prison. During Prohibition, a beer hose" ran through Yonkers, allegedly placed along the route by beer baron Dutch Schultz. With illustrations by Tatiana Rhinevault, local historian Carney Rhinevault uncovers the stories hidden behind the old mile markers of the Albany Post Road."

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Genre : History
Author : Carney Rhinevault
Publisher : History Press (SC)
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 187 Pages
ISBN : 160949654X


Hidden History Of The Mid Hudson Valley

Hidden History Of The Mid Hudson Valley

The Albany Post Road was the vital artery between New York City and the state capital in Albany in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It saw a host of interesting events and colorful characters, though these unusual and extraordinary stories, as well as their connection to the thoroughfare, are oft forgotten. Revolutionary War spies marched this path, and anti-rent wars rocked Columbia County. Underground Railroad safe houses in nearby towns like Rhinebeck and Fishkill sheltered slaves seeking freedom in Canada, and Frank Teal's Dutchess County murder remains unsolved. With illustrations by Tatiana Rhinevault, local historian Carney Rhinevault presents these and other hidden stories from the Albany Post Road in New York's mid-Hudson Valley.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Carney Rhinevault
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2011-09-09
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781625841001


Washington S Secret War The Hidden History Of Valley Forge

Washington S Secret War The Hidden History Of Valley Forge

"A superb retelling of the story of Valley Forge and its aftermath, demonstrating that reality is far more compelling than myth." - Gordon S. Wood The defining moments of the American Revolution did not occur on the battlefield or at the diplomatic table, writes New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming, but at Valley Forge. Fleming transports us to December 1777. While the British army lives in luxury in conquered Philadelphia, Washington's troops huddle in the barracks of Valley Forge, fending off starvation and disease even as threats of mutiny swirl through the regiments. Though his army stands on the edge of collapse, George Washington must wage a secondary war, this one against the slander of his reputation as a general and patriot. Washington strategizes not only against the British army but against General Horatio Gates, the victor in the Battle of Saratoga, who has attracted a coterie of ambitious generals devising ways to humiliate and embarrass Washington into resignation. Using diaries and letters, Fleming creates an unforgettable portrait of an embattled Washington. Far from the long-suffering stoic of historical myth, Washington responds to attacks from Gates and his allies with the skill of a master politician. He parries the thrusts of his covert enemies, and, as necessary, strikes back with ferocity and guile. While many histories portray Washington as a man who has transcended politics, Fleming's Washington is exceedingly complex, a man whose political maneuvering allowed him to retain his command even as he simultaneously struggled to prevent the Continental Army from dissolving into mutiny at Valley Forge. Written with his customary flair and eye for human detail and drama, Thomas Fleming's gripping narrative develops with the authority of a major historian and the skills of a master storyteller. Washington's Secret War is not only a revisionist view of the American ordeal at Valley Forge - it calls for a new assessment of the man too often simplified into an American legend. This is narrative history at its best and most vital.

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Genre : History
Author : Thomas Fleming
Publisher : New Word City
Release : 2015-12-31
Total Pages : 630 Pages
ISBN : 9781612309330


Food Drink And Celebrations Of The Hudson Valley Dutch

Food Drink And Celebrations Of The Hudson Valley Dutch

In 1609, Henry Hudson, under contract with the Dutch East India Company, set out to discover the lucrative Northwest Passage. The Hudson River Valley is what he discovered instead, and along its banks Dutch culture took hold. While the Dutch influence can still be seen in local architecture and customs, it is food and drink that Peter Rose has made her life's work. From beer to bread and cookies to coleslaw, Food, Drink and Celebrations of the Hudson Valley Dutch is a comprehensive look at this important early American influence, complete with recipes to try.

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Genre : History
Author : Peter G. Rose
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2009-03-01
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781625843289


Revolution On The Hudson New York City And The Hudson River Valley In The American War Of Independence

Revolution On The Hudson New York City And The Hudson River Valley In The American War Of Independence

The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley, control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War. No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than New York City, the Hudson River, and the surrounding counties. Political and military leaders on both sides viewed the Hudson River Valley as the American jugular, which, if cut, would quickly bleed the rebellion to death. So in 1776, King George III sent the largest amphibious force ever assembled to seize Manhattan and use it as a base from which to push up the Hudson River Valley for a grand rendezvous at Albany with an impressive army driving down from Canada. George Washington and every other patriot leader shared the king’s fixation with the Hudson. Generations of American and British historians have held the same view. In fact, one of the few things that scholars have agreed upon is that the British strategy, though disastrously executed, should have been swift and effective. Until now, no one has argued that this plan of action was lunacy from the beginning. Revolution on the Hudson makes the bold new argument that Britain’s attempt to cut off New England never would have worked, and that doggedly pursuing dominance of the Hudson ultimately cost the crown her colonies. It unpacks intricate military maneuvers on land and sea, introduces the personalities presiding over each side’s strategy, and reinterprets the vagaries of colonial politics to offer a thrilling response to one of our most vexing historical questions: How could a fledgling nation have defeated the most powerful war machine of the era? George C. Daughan—winner of the prestigious Samuel Eliot Morrison Award for Naval Literature—integrates the war’s naval elements with its political, military, economic, and social dimensions to create a major new study of the American Revolution. Revolution on the Hudson offers a much clearer understanding of our founding conflict, and how it transformed a rebellion that Britain should have crushed into a war they could never win.

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Genre : History
Author : George C. Daughan
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2016-06-13
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9780393245738


Hudson Valley Ruins

Hudson Valley Ruins

An elegant homage to the many deserted buildings along the Hudson River--and a plea for their preservation.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Thomas E. Rinaldi
Publisher : UPNE
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 337 Pages
ISBN : 1584655984


Hiking New York S Lower Hudson Valley

Hiking New York S Lower Hudson Valley

From the High Line on Manhattan's West Side to the historic Copake Iron Works in Taconic State Park, Hiking New York's Lower Hudson Valley features the best hiking routes between New York City and Albany, including several in the Catskills and western Connecticut. Whether you're looking for an unforgettable outdoor experience in the sloping hills around one of America's most beautiful and beloved waterways, or just wanting to escape the city for a few hours, veteran hikers Randi and Nic Minetor provide all the information you'll need to make it happen. Now powered with National Geographic's TOPO! Maps, Hiking New York's Lower Hudson Valley is your complete guide to getting out of the city, into the outdoors, and onto your next great adventure!

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Randi Minetor
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-04-01
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781493029907


Key To The Northern Country

Key To The Northern Country

Offers nearly forty years of interdisciplinary scholarship on the Hudson River Valley’s role in the American Revolution. The Hudson River Valley, which George Washington referred to as the “Key to the Northern Country,” played a central role in the American Revolution. From 1776 to 1780, with major battles fought at Saratoga, Fort Montgomery, and Stony Point, the region was a central battleground of the Revolution. In addition, it witnessed some of the most dramatic and memorable aspects of the war, such as Benedict Arnold’s failed conspiracy at West Point, the burning of New York’s capital at Kingston, and the more than six-hundred-mile march of Washington and the Continental Army and Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and his French Expeditionary Corps to Yorktown, Virginia. Compiled from essays that appeared in the Hudson Valley Regional Review and the Hudson River Valley Review, published by the Hudson River Valley Institute, the book illustrates the richly textured history of this supremely important time and place.

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Genre : History
Author : James M. Johnson
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2013-08-01
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9781438448145


Legends And Lore Of Sleepy Hollow And The Hudson Valley

Legends And Lore Of Sleepy Hollow And The Hudson Valley

A storyteller examines Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and the lore that inspired it, as well as other local legends of the Hudson Valley. The story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman is one of America's best-known fables, but what other stories does the Hudson Valley hold? Imps cause mischief on the Hudson River, a white lady haunts Raven Rock, Major Andre’s ghost seeks redemption and real headless Hessians search for their severed skulls. These mysterious and spooky tales from the region’s past inspired Irving and continue to captivate the imagination to this day. “Kruk has been enchanting audiences with his dramatic, enticing storytelling ability for 20 years.”—Suzanne Rothberg, Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Patch

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Genre : History
Author : Jonathan Kruk
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2011-07-21
Total Pages : 147 Pages
ISBN : 9781614233190