The Catskill Park: Inside the Blue Line: The Forest Preserve and Mountain Communities of America's First Wilderness

The Catskill Park: Inside the Blue Line: The Forest Preserve and Mountain Communities of America's First Wilderness

by Norman Van Valkenburgh, Thomas Teich, Christopher W. Olney
     
 
History of New York State's 1,100-square-mile Catskill Park (established 1904) and Catskill Forest Preserve (established 1885), one of the earliest experiments in conservation in the United States, wherein wildlands coexist with private property within the "blue line" of the Catskill Park. Features 32 pages of color photographs, more than 70 historical & contemporary

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History of New York State's 1,100-square-mile Catskill Park (established 1904) and Catskill Forest Preserve (established 1885), one of the earliest experiments in conservation in the United States, wherein wildlands coexist with private property within the "blue line" of the Catskill Park. Features 32 pages of color photographs, more than 70 historical & contemporary B&W photos, and the Carpenter Report, an "inventory" of the Catskill Mountains in 1886.

Editorial Reviews

Hudson Valley magazine
What really sets the book apart, however, are the superb color photographs by Thomas Teich.
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society,
This book should interest anyone who is familiar with the area and concerned about its history and conservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883789428
Publisher:
Black Dome Press, Corporation
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,213,766
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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