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Denning’s Point: A Hudson River History

Denning’s Point: A Hudson River History

Denning’s Point: A Hudson River History From 4000 BC to the 21st Century Home to The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries by Jim Heron foreword by John Cronin, prologue by Pete Seeger This extraordinary book tells a 6,000-year story of an extraordinary 64 acres on the eastern edge of the Hudson River, 60 miles north of New York City. Pete Seeger Denning’s Point is a remarkable saga that leads from newspaper morgues and back rooms of museums to a hands-on archaeological dig that confirmed the presence of prehistoric American Indians on Denning’s Point as early as...
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DIAMOND STREET

DIAMOND STREET

DIAMOND STREET The Story of the Little Town with the Big Red Light District by Bruce Edward Hall with a new foreword by Margaret B. Schram “How was it that, at one time, institutionalized vice virtually became a department of Hudson city government? And perhaps most importantly, why didn't anyone think this was unusual?” Bruce Edward Hall, 1994 This is the astonishing illicit history of Hudson, New York , which for many years was the unlikely setting for a world of prostitution, gambling, murder, and government corruption —with more than a touch of the Keystone Kops...
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Fort Crailo and the Van Rensselaers

Fort Crailo and the Van Rensselaers

Fort Crailo and the Van Rensselaers The Dutch Colonial Origins of Greenbush & the City of Rensselaer by Shirley W. Dunn Trade paperback, 208 pages, 6′ x 9′, 40 B&W illustrations ISBN: 9781883789824, Retail: $17.95 1663. As the first Dutch farms take root east of the Hudson River across from Fort Orange (Albany), a fortified farmhouse is built by the Van Rensselaers to protect their interests and provide a haven for settlers. Originally surrounded by a tall wooden palisade, Fort Crailo survived King Philip’s War, the French and Indian wars, and the Revolution. For...
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The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age: A Geological History & Tour

The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age: A Geological History & Tour

The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age A Geological History & Tour by Robert & Johanna Titus trade paper 6″ x 9″, 224 pages, 85 illustrations, isbn 9781883789725, $17.95 “If you live in or near the Hudson Valley, this delightful book will help you imagine what is no longer there to be seen—an Ice Age glacier reaching from northern Canada to what is now the mouth of New York Harbor, that in its advance and retreat shaped the landscape we enjoy today. Robert Titus and Johanna Titus have poked their geological noses into every clove and hollow, every rill and fen, and...
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The Life and Times of Asher B. Durand

The Life and Times of Asher B. Durand

The Life and Times of Asher B. Durand John Durand introduction by Linda S. Ferber, vice president and museum director for the New York Historical Society A highly enjoyable reading experience for historian and non-specialist alike. Linda S. Ferber vice president and museum director for the New–York Historical Society Asher B. Durand (1796–1886) once overheard the great painter John Trumbull advise a young artist, You had better learn to make shoes or dig potatoes than to become a painter in this country. Fortunately for American art, Asher Durand did not heed that advice....
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Wilderstein and the Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy

Wilderstein and the Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy

Wilderstein and the Suckleys  A Hudson River Legacy by Cynthia Owen Philip trade paperback, 6' x 9', 152 pages 8-page color insert + 95 B&W illustrations isbn: 9781883789718, $17.95 “For those not fortunate enough to have visited Wilderstein when Daisy Suckley was in residence and in charge, Cynthia Owen Philip has performed an invaluable service. … This is a fine book about a splendid house.” Geoffrey C. Ward, author of “Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley” and...
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A Kayaker's Guide to Lake George, the Saratoga Region

A Kayaker's Guide to Lake George, the Saratoga Region

A Kayaker's Guide to Lake George, the Saratoga Region & Great Sacandaga Lake by Russell Dunn paperback, 6 x 9, 352 pages, maps & photographs, isbn 9781883789695, $19.95. Join Albany author Russell Dunn, a NYS-licensed guide and author of 10 books on the great outdoors of eastern New York and western New England, as he leads the way on 58 paddling adventures along the beautiful waters of the Saratoga/Lake George region's history-rich lakes and streams. EXPLORE * Lake George * the upper Hudson River * Great Sacandaga Lake * Kayaderosseras Creek * Champlain Canal * Lake Luzerne * Sacandaga...
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Adirondack Peak Experiences

Adirondack Peak Experiences

Adirondack Peak Experiences Mountaineering Adventures, Misadventures, and the Pursuit of "the 46" Compiled and Edited by Carol Stone White Foreword by Neil Woodworth, Executive Director, Adirondack Mountain Club A wonderfully written and compiled anthology of hiking and mountaineering adventures in the Adirondacks. Neil Woodworth Eighty-seven true tales of adventures and misadventures in New York State’s Adirondack Park written by more than seventy-five mountaineers, including some of the most experienced backpackers in the Northeast, many of them Adirondack Forty-Sixers and...
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Adirondack Trails with Tales

Adirondack Trails with Tales

Adirondack Trails with Tales History Hikes through the Adirondack Park and the Lake George, Lake Champlain & Mohawk Valley Regions by Russell Dunn & Barbara Delaney foreword by Joe Martens, President, Open Space Institute paper, 6x9, 320 pages, maps & photographs 9781883789640 / 1883789648 $19.95 Hike, paddle, bike, or cross-country ski along beautiful trails through sites made famous by Adirondack guides, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, colonial settlers, and combatants in the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars. Visit abandoned iron mines and the ruins of tanneries, famous...
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CATSKILL PEAK EXPERIENCES

CATSKILL PEAK EXPERIENCES

CATSKILL PEAK EXPERIENCES: Mountaineering Tales of Endurance, Survival, Exploration & Adventure From the Catskill 3500 Club edited by Carol Stone White   101 True Tales of High Adventure in the High Peaks For the last forty-five years, mountain climbers in the Northeast have joined the quest for membership in the Catskill 3500 Club , reserved for hikers who summit all thirty-five Catskill Mountain peaks over 3,500 feet high. Adding to the challenge, four peaks must be climbed in winter , and thirteen of the peaks are trail-less . Despite all obstacles, from blizzards to raging...
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