The Poesten Kill: Waterfalls to Waterworks in the Capital District

Overview

The Poesten Kill has sustained Rensselaer County communities for generations. Native Americans first gained sustenance from the stream's waters and hunted and gathered on its shores. Its wild places, large waterfalls and natural springs served as healthful inspiration to artists and adventurers. And during the nineteenth century, urban industrialists tapped its power to provide employment opportunities for Irish, German, French and Italian immigrants. John Warren paints a vivid picture of the kill, highlighting ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $2.50   
  • New (7) from $2.95   
  • Used (6) from $2.50   
The Poesten Kill: Waterfalls to Waterworks in the Capital District

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price

Overview

The Poesten Kill has sustained Rensselaer County communities for generations. Native Americans first gained sustenance from the stream's waters and hunted and gathered on its shores. Its wild places, large waterfalls and natural springs served as healthful inspiration to artists and adventurers. And during the nineteenth century, urban industrialists tapped its power to provide employment opportunities for Irish, German, French and Italian immigrants. John Warren paints a vivid picture of the kill, highlighting the force and wonder that have stirred naturalists and entrepreneurs for centuries.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596296336
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/17/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,327,043
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction 13

The Lay of the Land 18

Natural Beauty and Healing Waters 22

The Mohican: A Bountiful Poesten Kill 29

The Dutch: Van Rensselaer's East Manor 32

The Van der Heyden Estate 41

New Farms on the Upper Poesten Kill 45

Troy: Another Village on the Poesten Kill 50

Transportation: The Engine of Commerce 54

Early Poesten Kill Mills 64

"Improving" the Lower Poesten Kill 68

Flouring, Grain and Gristmills 75

The Ida Hill Neighborhood 78

The Lower Poesten Kill Gorge 83

The Iron and Steel Industries 88

Along the Upper Poesten Kill 95

Workers: South Troy and the Irish 107

Workers and Industrial Protest 113

Floods along the Poesten Kill 120

Bibliography 125

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)