Landmarks
Joe Santacroce

The Great Chains

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Spread the loveApproximately 240 years ago something extraordinary occurred in the Hudson Valley. This short book, Courtesy of The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands, tells an incredible

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Stanton at his Easel
Arts
Joe Santacroce

Local Artist Goes Down with the Ship

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Spread the loveSamual Ward Stanton grew up in a family of Shipbuilders with his father operating Ward-Stanton Shipyard in Newburgh. Born in Newburgh, January 8, 1870 he went on to

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Buildings
Joe Santacroce

Early Illustrations before Photographs

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Spread the loveThe 1875 Beers Map of Orange County and the 1864 Farm Map of Newburgh by Michael Hughes both were works of art by themselves. The earlier Atlas’ of

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Fostertown Methodist Church Early2
Buildings
Joe Santacroce

Fostertown

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Spread the loveAs a native of the area and someone who attended Fostertown School (I still have a class picture out front at the end of the fourth grade), I

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Gidney Mill Chimney
Buildings
Joe Santacroce

Gidneytown and the old Gidney Grist Mill

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Spread the loveNothing but a Chimney remains at the site of Gidneytown and the old Gidney Grist Mill built in the Early 1800s by Eleazer Gidney the 3rd. I grew

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Grant at Washingtons Headquarters
Newburgh
Joe Santacroce

Grant’s Visit to Newburgh August 7th 1869

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Spread the love149 Years ago August 7th 1869 Although George Washington spent time in Newburgh (more time in Newburgh at Washington’s Headquarters than any other Headquarters during the Revolutionary War)

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Coldwell Lawnmower Factory
Arts
Anthony Musso

Steam mill built Newburgh’s industrial age

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Spread the loveSteam power was chosen to operate the mill because most of Newburgh’s industrial businesses at that time were based along the Quassaick Creek. With about 12 mills already

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Knox Headquarters
Buildings
Anthony Musso

Knox Headquarters gives look at Revolutionary War

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Spread the loveThe two-and-a-half story stone house that sits along Forge Hill Road, just southeast of its intersection with Blooming Grove Turnpike (Route 94), in Vails Gate, Orange County was

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