The Hudson Through the Years (Google eBook)

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Fordham Univ Press, Jan 1, 1996 - History - 340 pages
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Arthur G. Adams has nurtured a lifelong interest in the Hudson River and its surrounding region. He has spent much of his life exploring its highways, byways, waterways, and foot trails from the Atlantic Coastal inlets to the Catskill and Berkshire Mountain Peaks. The Hudson Through the Years chronicles the history of the Hudson River region of New York State through five centuries, from its early inhabitants: its main Native American tribes and early Dutch and English settlers, through its current day residents. Tracing the history of the region from the American Revolution to the present, Adams incorporates the spread of industrialism, infrastructure, and trasnportation with tales of the early steamboats, ferries, horseboats, the Erie, Champlain, Iron and Anthracite canals, through the development of the trolleys, railroads, and automobiles. The book also includes details about the art and architecture of the region. Included in the book are data about New York's governors, political administrations, U.S. presidents, and British sovereigns, ferry and train routes and schedules, maps and tables, and statistics for population growth over the last five centuries. Also included is a helpful selected bibliography.
  

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Contents

Riverside Estates Country Homes and Famous Architects
107
The Upriver Ferries
117
The Manhattan Ferries
137
Ferries of the Lower Waters
169
Steamboats Come to Maturity
177
The Hudson River Steamboat Lines
185
Down Bay Steamboats
197
The Coming of the Railroads
203

Peace and a New Nation
33
The Early Ferries
37
The Coming of the Steamboat
41
The War of 1812
49
Early Steam Ferries and Horseboats
51
Further Developments of Ferryboat Technology
55
Early Nineteenth Century Developments
59
The FultonLivingston Steamboat Monopoly
61
The Erie and Champlain Canals
65
The Iron and Anthracite Canals
73
Art in the Hudson Valley
81
Hudson Valley Resorts
93
MidNineteenth Century Developments
241
The Late Nineteenth Century
249
The Interurban and Trolley Era
257
The Turn of the Century
265
The Early Twentieth Century
269
The MidTwentieth Century
277
The Last Third of the Twentieth Century
287
Situation in 1983
289
Status Report1996
293
Millennium Report
299
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Arthur G. Adams is founding president of the Hudson River Maritime Center at Roundabout Landing in Kingston. In 1981, he was given a special award of merit for outstanding achievement in Regional Studies by the State University of New York. He is Executive Vice President of the Hudson River Navigation Company is trustee of the Victor Herbert Performance Trust Fund.

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