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Around Greene County & The Catskills, New York (Images of America Series)
     

Around Greene County & The Catskills, New York (Images of America Series)

by Raymond Beecher
 

Greene County has long been a magnet for settlers, artists, writers, and travelers; it all began with Henry Hudson’s exploration of the Hudson River and was followed by the arrival of Dutch settlers. Its geographic location between the “Rhine of America” and the scenic northern Catskill Mountains contributes to Greene County’s allure, as do

Overview


Greene County has long been a magnet for settlers, artists, writers, and travelers; it all began with Henry Hudson’s exploration of the Hudson River and was followed by the arrival of Dutch settlers. Its geographic location between the “Rhine of America” and the scenic northern Catskill Mountains contributes to Greene County’s allure, as do the Great Algonquin Flint Mines, fascinating remnants of the area’s prehistoric inhabitants, the Mohegans. Much of the content in Around Greene County and the Catskills reflects “everyday living,” a sampling of its architecture, people, and activities which reflect a sense of history and changing lifestyles. The inclusion of the Dutch Bronck houses of 1663 and 1738, a National Historic Landmark homestead complex, sets the tone of this visual history. From colonial times through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Greene County (like other New York counties) has been affected by national conditions; its economic base has changed and adjusted accordingly. Different ethnic groups who have chosen Greene County as their home have enhanced the area’s rich cultural heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738563190
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,257,755
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


In seeking to illustrate these generations of change, the authors have drawn extensively on the work of both professional and amateur photographers whose photographs can be found in the extensive collections of the Greene County Historical Society, a rich resource. Thus, by means of the camera, individuals of any age may come to a better understanding of the themes of Greene County living, and of the times past that made Greene County what it is today.

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