The History of Kingston, New York

From Its Early Settlement to the Year 1820

Author: Marius Schoonmaker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Kingston (N.Y.)

Page: 558

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The History of Kingston, New York by Marius Schoonmaker, first published in 1888, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Invading Paradise

Esopus Settlers at War with Natives, 1659, 1663

Author: Andrew Brink

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465317629

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 5931

Invading Paradise: Esopus Settlers at War with Natives, 1659, 1663 reopens and redirects debate about causes of the two Esopus Wars in what are now Kingston and Hurley, New York. Historical studies are found inadequate to explain the conflict and its genocidal outcome. If causality is ever to be reliably decided, the principal actors in this colonial drama need study. Records of aboriginals are understandably scant, while those of settlers are full enough to give impressions of their motivations and attitudes to the frontier. This study is the first to introduce as individuals the main European immigrants involved in the wars. Were they prepared for what confronted them upon acquiring native agricultural lands? Readers are invited to consider exactly what happened to bring on violence.

Wicked Ulster County

Tales of Desperadoes, Gangs & More

Author: A.J. Schenkman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614236186

Category: True Crime

Page: 128

View: 6734

Situated in the scenic Hudson Valley, Ulster County is a lovely location to make a home and raise a family, but it wasn't always so pleasant. Unsavory characters and immoral events have sullied its name. In the 1870s, the Shawangunk Mountains inspired fear rather than awe, as groups like the Lyman Freer and Shawangunk gangs robbed and terrorized locals, descending from the protection of the wooded peaks. Kingston was torched, arson blazed in Kerhonkson and even the Mohonk Mountain House was threatened by flames. In 1909, the Ashokan Slasher's bloody crimes and sensational trial captured headlines across the country. Discover these and other salacious stories buried in Ulster County's history.

Picture Rocks

American Indian Rock Art in the Northeast Woodlands

Author: Edward J. Lenik

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584651970

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 8203

Signs, symbols and images carved or painted on to rock surfaces form part of the cultural history of many societies and have led to much speculation and inquiry into their meaning, date and how they were produced. This study looks at examples of pictographs and petroglyphs in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as well as in New England, New York and New Jersey. Edward Lenik studies how the images were produced and how they might be interpreted and placed within the context of local archaeological and historical knowledge and oral history. He concludes that this art form `defines a place' in both a physical and spiritual sense and cannot be divorced from their environmental and cultural setting.

Mohawk Frontier, Second Edition

The Dutch Community of Schenectady, New York, 1661-1710

Author: N.A

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438427077


Page: N.A

View: 2007

Revolutionary America, 1763-1789

A Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library of Congress catalogs

Page: 1672

View: 7611

Ill. on lining papers.Includes index.

New York History

Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association

Author: Alexander Clarence Flick

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (State)

Page: N.A

View: 9897

Highland and the Town of Lloyd

Author: Ethan P. Jackman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738564517

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 8814

The town of Lloyd was first settled in 1754, when Anthony Yelverton brought equipment for a sawmill across the Hudson River. In addition to his sawmill, he built a brickyard and conducted a store in the lower level of his house. The riverfront became the town of Lloyd's first business district. This area was later called Highland Landing, for the new village of Highland that developed on the higher ground above the landing. In the 19th century, steamboats carried freight and passengers from Highland to New York City, and ferryboats crossed the Hudson River to Poughkeepsie several times every day. With the completion of the West Shore Railroad in 1883, the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge and the Central New England Railway in 1888, and a trolley line going west in 1897, Highland could rightfully claim that it was the "Gateway to Ulster County."

An American Biographical and Historical Dictionary

Containing an Account of the Lives, Characters, and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in North America from Its First Settlement, and a Summary of the History of the Several Colonies and of the United States

Author: William Allen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography

Page: 800

View: 1942

A Gazetteer of Massachusetts

Containing a General View of the State, with an Historical Sketch of the Principal Events from Its Settlement to the Present Time, and Notices of the Several Towns Alphabetically Arranged

Author: Jeremiah Spofford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Massachusetts

Page: 348

View: 9385

As She Began

An Illustrated Introduction to Loyalist Ontario

Author: Bruce Wilson

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459713648

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 3297

As She Began, an illustrated introduction to Loyalist Ontario, provides a general guide to the most crucial period in Ontario’s history, 1775 to 1800, when thousands of refugees from the American Revolution streamed into the land between the lakes, giving Ontario its geographic shape and political destiny. Concentrating on the personal and social aspect of the loyalist migration, Bruce Wilson looks at the origins, the background, the motives, and the later successes of the men and women who were on the losing side of a civil war and were forced to start life over again in a wilderness. As She Began is lavishly illustrated with maps and over 50 contemporary sketches and paintings from many different collections.

History of Ulster County, New York

With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers

Author: Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ulster County (N.Y.)

Page: 650

View: 4915

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 4771

Founders of Early American Families

Immigrants from Europe 1607-1657

Author: Meredith Bright Colket,Keith M. Sheldon

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 443

View: 5184