Shandaken, New York (Images of America Series)

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Shandaken is known as the "Heart of the Catskill Mountains." In the town's early years, leather tanning, barrel hoop shaving, and quarrying were mainstays of employment and were relied on by local residents. With time, each of these industries became obsolete due to modern advances and developments. Shandaken was revitalized with the arrival of the railroad, which enabled New York City residents to escape the summer heat and travel to the many hotels that sprang up in town. Tourism increased with the formation ...
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Overview


Shandaken is known as the "Heart of the Catskill Mountains." In the town's early years, leather tanning, barrel hoop shaving, and quarrying were mainstays of employment and were relied on by local residents. With time, each of these industries became obsolete due to modern advances and developments. Shandaken was revitalized with the arrival of the railroad, which enabled New York City residents to escape the summer heat and travel to the many hotels that sprang up in town. Tourism increased with the formation of the Forrest Preserve, the Catskill Park, and the New York City watershed. Later winter tourism boomed with the popularity of skiing. Although Shandaken has endured many changes, it has retained its charm and historic character.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738573540
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/27/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,388,616
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Mary L. Herrmann lives in the hamlet of Pine Hill in the town of Shandaken. She works as director of the Town of Shandaken Historical Museum. Together with her husband, Joe, she has raised four children at the foot of Belleayre Mountain.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early People and Places 11

2 Schools and Churches 23

3 Business and Industry 47

4 Civic and Social Organizations 61

5 Notable Residents and Regular Folks 75

6 The Railroad and Tourism 91

7 The Hamlets 107

8 Mountains and Streams 119

About the Town of Shandaken Historical Museum 127

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