Hidden History of the Lower Hudson Valley: Stories from the Albany Post Road

Hidden History of the Lower Hudson Valley Stories from the Albany Post Road Today s travelers between New York City and Albany are familiar with the Thruway than with the old Albany Post Road But for centuries this was the main highway between the Big Apple and the capital

  • Title: Hidden History of the Lower Hudson Valley: Stories from the Albany Post Road
  • Author: Carney Rhinevault
  • ISBN: 9781609496548
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • Today s travelers between New York City and Albany are familiar with the Thruway than with the old Albany Post Road But for centuries, this was the main highway between the Big Apple and the capital, and many exciting events occurred along its path in the Lower Hudson Valley The Dutch Philipse family of Sleepy Hollow engaged in piracy, and tales of such misdeeds froToday s travelers between New York City and Albany are familiar with the Thruway than with the old Albany Post Road But for centuries, this was the main highway between the Big Apple and the capital, and many exciting events occurred along its path in the Lower Hudson Valley The Dutch Philipse family of Sleepy Hollow engaged in piracy, and tales of such misdeeds from the region inspired Washington Irving to write some of his most beloved stories Later, prisoners used the road as an escape route from the original Sing Sing prison During Prohibition, a beer hose ran through Yonkers, allegedly placed along the route by beer baron Dutch Schultz With illustrations by Tatiana Rhinevault, local historian Carney Rhinevault uncovers the stories hidden behind the old mile markers of the Albany Post Road.
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    • Alice says:

      This is one of the oddest books I’ve read. There are some very interesting anecdotes. It’s strangely organized and some of the stories are incomplete. This can even lead to inaccuracies. For instance when discussing the Catskills Reservoir system the author mentions that homes and businesses were moved. He doesn’t mention that in building the Croton System the village of Kensico was flooded or that the whole Village of Katonah was moved. In the section on Enoch Crosby the towns in Dutchess [...]

    • Paula says:

      What an interesting book. Great, great stories from 2 wonderful authors, especially if the reader has lived in the Hudson Valley or even has an interest in some of the more famous residents, Washington Irving, the Robber Barons, Paul Robeson and Pete Seeger. I loved the story about the miles-long beer hose found beneath Yonkers streets during Prohibition! These stories provide such a memorable way to learn history. It becomes so much more personal.After reading this book I recognized some of the [...]

    • Pam says:

      History books often come in two varieties, endless tomes that are cures for insomnia, and frivolous fluff that don’t do justice to the wonderful history that has occurred. Unfortunately, despite having extensive notes and bibliography, this one leans to the latter. As the title states, this book focuses on the Albany Post Road, which should have justified a chapter to answer basic questions like; Where was the Albany Post Road? What communities did it travel through? What portions still exist [...]

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