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Title:
The Hudson Valley : our heritage, our future.
Publication Information:
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. : Poughkeepsie Journal, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
402 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 36 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
Poughkeepsie journal (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. : 1960)
ISBN:
9780967420905
Format :
Book

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Central Library F127.H8 H83 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room Non-Circ
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New York State's fabled Hudson Valley inspired the nineteenth-century school of landscape painting that carries its name as well as the indelible writings of Washington Irving. The home of Sojourner Truth, Samuel F. B. Morse, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Pete Seeger, and the families Livingston and Rockefeller, the river valley was of strategic importance in the Revolutionary War and, nearly two centuries later, played host to a different sort of uprising at Woodstock. The region's extraordinarily diverse natural and cultural histories are sensitively surveyed in this engaging and enlightening volume published by the state's oldest newspaper, the 215-year-old Poughkeepsie Journal. A newspaper-page format creates a mosaic of narratives and illustrations documenting the Hudson Valley's Native American heritage, the arrival of the English and Dutch in the early seventeenth century, and the steady stream of immigrants from all over the world that followed. From spirituality to art, environmentalism, politics, education, and business, this sophisticated scrapbook preserves the story of a unique and vital place. --Donna Seaman


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