Hidden History of the Mid-Hudson Valley: Stories from the Albany Post Road

Hidden History of the Mid-Hudson Valley: Stories from the Albany Post Road

by Carney Rhinevault
     
 

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During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the main thoroughfare between New York City and the state capitol in Albany was called the Albany Post Road. It saw a host of interesting events and colorful characters, such as Samuel Morse, who lived in Poughkeepsie, and Franklin Roosevelt of Hyde Park. Revolutionary War spies marched this path, and Underground

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During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the main thoroughfare between New York City and the state capitol in Albany was called the Albany Post Road. It saw a host of interesting events and colorful characters, such as Samuel Morse, who lived in Poughkeepsie, and Franklin Roosevelt of Hyde Park. Revolutionary War spies marched this path, and Underground Railroad safe-houses in towns like Rhinebeck and Fishkill sheltered slaves seeking freedom in Canada. Anti-rent wars rocked Columbia County, and Frank Teal's Dutchess County murder remains unsolved. With illustrations by Tatiana Rhinevault, local historian Carney Rhinevault presents these and other stories from the Albany Post Road in New York's mid-Hudson Valley.

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ISBN-13:
9781609494148
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
885,828
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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