Deerpark, New York (Images of America Series)

Deerpark, New York (Images of America Series)

by Brian J. Lewis
     
 

Bounded by three rivers and a mountain range, the town of Deerpark lies in the southwestern corner of Orange County. Once the frontier of America, the area took its name from what early settlers called their neighbor's fenced tract: McDaniel's Deer Park. The town has seven hamlets-Cahoonzie, Cuddebackville, Godeffroy, Huguenot, Rio, Sparrowbush, and

Overview


Bounded by three rivers and a mountain range, the town of Deerpark lies in the southwestern corner of Orange County. Once the frontier of America, the area took its name from what early settlers called their neighbor's fenced tract: McDaniel's Deer Park. The town has seven hamlets-Cahoonzie, Cuddebackville, Godeffroy, Huguenot, Rio, Sparrowbush, and Westbrookville-shaped and identified by their geography.

Deerpark highlights a community that has what is believed to be the oldest one-hundred-mile road in the country, the Old Mine Road. Appearing in this pictorial history are the Delaware and Hudson Canal, which transformed the town, and the railroad, which spawned a thriving resort industry. Also shown are filmmaker D.W. Griffith, who between 1909 and 1911 made silent movies using the mountains and rivers as a backdrop, and many ancestors of present-day residents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738511078
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,024,350
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author


Historian Brian J. Lewis has selected more than two hundred images from the archives of the Minisink Valley Historical Society, the Deerpark Historian's Office, the Neversink Valley Area Museum, as well as from private sources and his own collection. He has deep roots in the community, and his love for the town and its history is evident in Deerpark.

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