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New York's Palisades Interstate Park (Images of America Series)
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New York's Palisades Interstate Park (Images of America Series)

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by Barbara H. Gottlock, Wesley Gottlock
 

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For over 100 years, the Palisades Interstate Park has provided a haven for citizens of the New York metropolitan area. The park system was originally formed to prevent quarries from desecrating the majestic lower Palisades cliffs. Few of the founders could have envisioned the growth of the parks, as land purchases multiplied northward up the Hudson River Valley.

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For over 100 years, the Palisades Interstate Park has provided a haven for citizens of the New York metropolitan area. The park system was originally formed to prevent quarries from desecrating the majestic lower Palisades cliffs. Few of the founders could have envisioned the growth of the parks, as land purchases multiplied northward up the Hudson River Valley. Now with over 100,000 unspoiled acres, the parks offer myriad outdoor recreational activities and historic sites that attract more visitors than many major national parks.

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Publication: Poughkeepsie Journal

Article Title: Hudson Valley Couple Chronicles Park’s Past

Author: Journal Staff

Date: 11/2/2008

“New York's Palisades Interstate Park," by Barbara H. Gottlock and Wesley Gottlock; Arcadia Publishing (128 pages, $19.99).

For more than 100 years, the Palisades Interstate Park in Rockland and Orange counties has been a place people in the New York metropolitan area can go to.

Compiled by Barbara H. Gottlock and Wesley Gottlock, the book is part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series and features many vintage photographs from the park as well as details about towns that existed on the park land, information about the historic sites and pays special attention to the infrastructure created over a period of 100 years.

The Gottlocks, Hudson Valley residents, are retired educators. They are both docents on Bannerman's Island and coordinate volunteers for the island as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738554983
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,322,744
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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Barbara H. Gottlock and Wesley Gottlock, both retired educators and Hudson Valley activists, provide a historical overview of this unique park system through their research and photographs. The authors explore how the generosity, foresight, and sacrifice of many have led to the preservation of some of the country’s most scenic and historic sites.

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New York's Palisades Interstate Park (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
micita More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book -- it was really interesting, and it took me right back to my childhood, especially when I came across the photo at Lake Welch, and I saw my late father and my sister behind the counter at the food concession. If you frequented Palisades Interstate Park "back in the day" -- went to the ski jumps at Bear Mountain Inn, skated at the ice rink, swam & picnicked at one of the lakes -- or if you're a New York history buff, you'll like this book, too. I recommend you check it out!