Denning's Point: A Hudson River History from 4000 BC to the 21st Century: Home to the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries

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
     
 
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 4000 BC. Members of Henry Hudson's crew may have landed there in 1609, as George Washington certainly did during the Revolutionary War. The most

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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 4000 BC. Members of Henry Hudson's crew may have landed there in 1609, as George Washington certainly did during the Revolutionary War. The most exciting discovery by far, however, was finding proof that it was on Denning's Point that Alexander Hamilton first set his ideas on paper in a series of editorials that grew to become the Federalist Papers and subsequently were incorporated into the United States Constitution.

Along the way, meet a strong-willed pioneer woman and a ruthless railroad tycoon. Visit a gracious early-1800s mansion and a dusty brickyard providing building materials for a rising New York City. Witness the decline of the Hudson River Valley in the early and mid-1900s, and its rebirth today as a valued watershed of unparalleled beauty�and now the home of The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, destined to become for the rivers and estuaries of the world what the Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutION is for the oceans of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883789510
Publisher:
Black Dome Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
757,778
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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