Highland and the Town of Lloyd, New York (Images of America Series)

Highland and the Town of Lloyd, New York (Images of America Series)

by Ethan P. Jackman
     
 

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The town of Lloyd was first settled in 1754, when Anthony Yelverton brought equipment for a sawmill across the Hudson River. In addition to his sawmill, he built a brickyard and conducted a store in the lower level of his house. The riverfront became the town of Lloyd's first business district. This area was later called Highland Landing, for the new village of… See more details below

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The town of Lloyd was first settled in 1754, when Anthony Yelverton brought equipment for a sawmill across the Hudson River. In addition to his sawmill, he built a brickyard and conducted a store in the lower level of his house. The riverfront became the town of Lloyd's first business district. This area was later called Highland Landing, for the new village of Highland that developed on the higher ground above the landing. In the 19th century, steamboats carried freight and passengers from Highland to New York City, and ferryboats crossed the Hudson River to Poughkeepsie several times every day. With the completion of the West Shore Railroad in 1883, the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge and the Central New England Railway in 1888, and a trolley line going west in 1897, Highland could rightfully claim that it was the "Gateway to Ulster County."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738564517
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/27/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,333,898
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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