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Title:
The Catskills : an illustrated historical guide with gazetteer
Author:
Adams, Arthur G.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Fordham University Press, 1999.

©1990
Physical Description:
xiv, 402 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Guide to the Catskills, with trail guide and maps / by Arthur G. Adams ... [et al.]. 1975.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1130 Lexile.
Added Uniform Title:
Guide to the Catskills, with trail guide and maps.
ISBN:
9780823213009

9780823213016
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This scrupulously revised edition offers a comprehensive introduction to the beauty and wonder of the Catskill mountain region. Combining a wealth of information with abundant illustrations, the book falls into four main sections. The first section deals principally with the geography of the area. Part Two focuses on the region's history, with subsections on Railroad Fever, The Romantic Era, War and Revolution, and Famous Hotels. Part Three- devoted to the Catskill's legends, literature, and art-features descriptive passages from the work of such famous writers as James Fenimore Cooper and Washington Irving. The final section is an extensive gazetteer that provides succint descriptions of the mountains, ranges, rivers, brooks, kills, creeks, and other geographical features of the region.


Author Notes


Arthur G. Adams is founding president of the Hudson River Maritime Center at Roundabout Landing in Kingston. In 1981, he was given a special award of merit for outstanding achievement in Regional Studies by the State University of New York. He is Executive Vice President of the Hudson River Navigation Company is trustee of the Victor Herbert Performance Trust Fund.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Prefacep. viii
Preface to the 1999 Printingp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Part I Geographyp. 1
Defining the Catskillsp. 1
Mountain Groupingsp. 5
Waterwaysp. 13
Present-Day Rail Linesp. 51
Major Highway Routesp. 66
Part II Historyp. 75
The Indian Periodp. 75
Exploration and Settlementp. 79
War and Revolutionp. 86
Peace and a New Nationp. 93
Railroad Feverp. 101
Famous Hotelsp. 120
Some Famous Catskilliansp. 142
Legendsp. 149
Part III Legends, Literature and Artp. 149
Literaturep. 170
Artists and the Catskillsp. 189
Part IV Gazetteerp. 195
Part V Appendixp. 401
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Prefacep. viii
Preface to the 1999 Printingp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Part I Geographyp. 1
Defining the Catskillsp. 1
Mountain Groupingsp. 5
Waterwaysp. 13
Present-Day Rail Linesp. 51
Major Highway Routesp. 66
Part II Historyp. 75
The Indian Periodp. 75
Exploration and Settlementp. 79
War and Revolutionp. 86
Peace and a New Nationp. 93
Railroad Feverp. 101
Famous Hotelsp. 120
Some Famous Catskilliansp. 142
Legendsp. 149
Part III Legends, Literature and Artp. 149
Literaturep. 170
Artists and the Catskillsp. 189
Part IV Gazetteerp. 195
Part V Appendixp. 401