Wawarsing, New York (Postcard History Series)

Wawarsing, New York (Postcard History Series)

by Pamela Kuhlmann
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Wawarsing, New York (Postcard History Series) by Pamela Kuhlmann

Established in 1806, the town of Wawarsing is located in the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County. The town is comprised of many small hamlets, as well as the village of Ellenville. The abundance of mountain streams provided electricity to run factories, and in the early 1900s, these communities were flourishing. The Delaware and Hudson Canal opened in 1828 and provided a venue for factories to transport goods. Following the close of the canal in 1898, the Ontario and Western Railroad took over, shuttling summer vacationers from New York City. The vintage postcards in Wawarsing provide views of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, the Ontario and Western Railroad, and a glimpse back to a quieter time when the mountain and valley landscape provided picturesque locations for lovely hotels and boardinghouses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738562605
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 01/26/2009
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,340,132
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Pamela Kuhlmann, a postcard collector for many years, has an avid interest in local history. Born and raised in the town of Wawarsing, she has been employed by the Ellenville Central School District as an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Canal Boats and Trains 9

2 Places of Learning 17

3 Houses of Worship 25

4 Vacationing in Wawarsing 37

5 Business and Industry 83

6 Having Fun 105

7 Streets, Roads, and Residences 117

Bibliography 127

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Wawarsing, New York (Postcard History Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pms More than 1 year ago
As a postcard collector this book was right on target. I loved looking at the pictures as well as reading the text. I bought several copies to send to friends and relatives that had lived in the area and relocated. Pam spent time deciding which cards to include and the layout of the book was over the top. Places and people of the past can long be remember in a book like this. I enjoy it each time I look at it.