Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley

Overview

This is the story of five towns located in New York’s Hudson River Valley that met their demise as quickly as they were established. From the icehouses of Rockland Lake to the Ashokan Reservoir towns to the brick quarries of Roseton, only traces of these once vibrant settlements can now be found. Camp Shanks, one of World War II’s most significant military compounds, was erected in 1942 but was quickly abandoned at the war’s end. “Last Stop USA,” as it was known, played host to over one million soldiers and ...
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Overview

This is the story of five towns located in New York’s Hudson River Valley that met their demise as quickly as they were established. From the icehouses of Rockland Lake to the Ashokan Reservoir towns to the brick quarries of Roseton, only traces of these once vibrant settlements can now be found. Camp Shanks, one of World War II’s most significant military compounds, was erected in 1942 but was quickly abandoned at the war’s end. “Last Stop USA,” as it was known, played host to over one million soldiers and welcomed patriotic visitors like Frank Sinatra and Shirley Temple. In this collection of images, local authors Wesley and Barbara Gottlock revive the spirits of these bygone communities and celebrate a lost way of life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596297418
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/24/2009
  • Series: Lost Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 722,362
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Wes and Barbara Gottlock are both retired educators and currently work as docents at Bannerman's Island in the Hudson River. Between them they have two baccalaureate and three master's degrees. They have developed a keen interest in matters related to the Hudson Valley, particularly its history and the preservation of its icons. Wes and Barbara present programs throughout the valley to create interest in the valley's past and to promote projects to enhance its future. In addition, Barbara coordinates volunteers who assist with the island's preservation projects and Wes coordinates public tours that benefit the Bannerman Castle Trust. They reside at the top of a cliff overlooking the majestic Hudson Highlands.

Wes and Barbara Gottlock are both retired educators and currently work as docents at Bannerman's Island in the Hudson River. Between them they have two baccalaureate and three master's degrees. They have developed a keen interest in matters related to the Hudson Valley, particularly its history and the preservation of its icons. Wes and Barbara present programs throughout the valley to create interest in the valley's past and to promote projects to enhance its future. In addition, Barbara coordinates volunteers who assist with the island's preservation projects and Wes coordinates public tours that benefit the Bannerman Castle Trust. They reside at the top of a cliff overlooking the majestic Hudson Highlands.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    GREAT REMINDER OF THE PAST!

    I found myself absorbed in the wonderful accounts of these now fogotten places. I thought I knew a thing or two about Hudson Valley history but this book pleasantly surprised me.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    Great local history!

    As a history buff of the Hudason Valley, this book brought a lot to the table. Wonderful vintage photos of places that are totally gone! The text was very supportive and seemngly well-researched.

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