Denning's Point: A Hudson River History from 4000 BC to the 21st Century : Home to the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries

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Black Dome Press, 2006 - History - 210 pages
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Dennings Point is a remarkable saga that leads from newspaper morgues and back rooms of museums to a hands-on archaeological dig that confirmed the presence of prehistoric American Indians on Dennings Point as early as 4000 BC. Members of Henry Hudsons crew may have landed there in 1609, as George Washington certainly did during the Revolutionary War. The most exciting discovery by far, however, was finding proof that it was on Dennings Point that Alexander Hamilton first set his ideas on paper in a series of editorials that grew to become the Federalist Papers and subsequently were incorporated into the United States Constitution.Along the way, meet a strong-willed pioneer woman and a ruthless railroad tycoon. Visit a gracious early-1800s mansion and a dusty brickyard providing building materials for a rising New York City. Witness the decline of the Hudson River Valley in the early and mid-1900s, and its rebirth today as a valued watershed of unparalleled beautyand now the home of The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, destined to become for the rivers and estuaries of the world what the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute is for the oceans of the world.

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Jim Heron lives in Beacon, New York, where he is project historian for The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Norwich University, a Masters in Sacred Theology from the Episcopal Divinity School, and a Doctorate in Ministry from Drew University. Heron taught at the Trinity Pawling School, was director of the Diocesan School for Deacons in the Episcopal Diocese of New York, and was adjunct professor at Drew University. He was a 9/11 Ground Zero chaplain and the founding president of Hospice of Dutchess County. He retired in 2003 after thirty-eight years in the priesthood, the last twenty-three years as Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fishkill, New York.

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