Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley

Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley

by Wesley Gottlcok, Barbara H. Gottlcok
     
 

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This book focuses on the Hudson Valley region, describing places that no longer exist. The Ashokan Reservoir towns were either moved or flooded to create a reservoir system to supply New York City with its water needs. Roseton was a town supported by the Hudson River brick industry, but disappeared when the industry declined. The West Point Foundry was an ironworks… See more details below

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This book focuses on the Hudson Valley region, describing places that no longer exist. The Ashokan Reservoir towns were either moved or flooded to create a reservoir system to supply New York City with its water needs. Roseton was a town supported by the Hudson River brick industry, but disappeared when the industry declined. The West Point Foundry was an ironworks factory famous for producing the Parrot rifles which were used during the Civil War. Ice and quarry industries provided year round employment for many of the residents of Rockland Lake, but very little remains of the original town today. Camp Shanks served as the main point of embarkation for United States troops going to North Africa and Europe during World War II. After the war it transformed into Shanks Village, which provided affordable housing for returning veterans and their families. In 1956 Shanks Village disappeared when developers purchased the land to build tract housing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596297418
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
07/24/2009
Series:
Lost Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,357,048
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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