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New PDF release: Around Highland (Postcard History Series)

By Ethan P. Jackman,Vivian Yess Wadlin

The background of Highland all started at the shorelines of the Hudson River in 1754, whilst entrepreneur Anthony Yelverton began a sawmill, later by way of a brickyard, shop, and ferry carrier to Poughkeepsie. in the course of the nineteenth century, steamboats made commonplace stops close to Yelverton’s payment. beginning round 1830, riverfront companies started to relocate to the “high land” above the river, and a brand new Highland company district was once born. The West Shore Railroad was once accomplished in 1883, with a station on the riverfront. the realm used to be known as Highland touchdown. The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, now the Walkway Over the Hudson, was once accomplished in 1888, and in 1897, a trolley line all started operation from Highland touchdown as much as the Highland village and, from there, westward. Highland had a brand new declare to repute because the “Gateway to Ulster County.”

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