Saturday, August 21, 2010


Autumn Landscape - Saugerties, New York by Jasper Francis Cropsey: 1869


Dutchess County Courthouse, Poughkeepsie, NY
Daniel Case - 14 October 2007

"The first exploration of Columbia County was in 1609, when Henry Hudson,
an explorer, sailed across the Atlantic, and up the Hudson River. An accident
to his craft forced him to stop at what is now known as Columbia County, and
search around for food and supplies.[1] The Americans that had lived there
were the Mohican Indians. In 1612, a trade was established to colonize
regions of the land. This led to the creation of Fort Orange (today Albany) and
New Amsterdam (today the New York City). This allowed traders to stop along
the shores of the Hudson, which led to the growth of small settlements that
were intended to supply the trader's ships with supplies.[1]

In 1649, the region of land near Claverack was purchased and in 1667, more
land was purchased.[2] This brought the settlement of the Dutch, which led to
the development and growth of the regions. In 1664, the English took over
New Netherland and renamed it the Province of New York. At this time, Fort
Orange was renamed Albany.[2]

A significant settlement developed in 1710, when 1200 Germans were
brought to Livingston Manor, which was located in what is now known as
Dutchess County, and is now known as Germantown.[2] They were brought
as indentured servants by England's Queen Anne and New York's Governor
Hunter to make tar from the pine trees in the Catskill Mountains.[2]

Columbia County was formed in 1786 from portions of Albany County. In
1799, the southern boundary of Columbia County was moved soutward to
include that portion of Livingston Manor located in Dutchess County.",_New_York
Columbia County, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"Kingston is a town in Ulster County, New York, USA. The Town of Kingston is
in the northeast part of Ulster County, north of the City of Kingston. Kingston is
inside the Catskill Park.The population was 908 at the 2000 census.


The original Town of Kingston was settled around 1611, primarily as a military
post, but that part of the town is now the City of Kingston. The town was
formed by a patent granted in 1667 and its status as a town was reaffirmed in
1702. The current town does not border the city of Kingston.

In 1811, part of the Town of Kingston was used to form the Towns of Esopus
and Saugerties. Additional parts of Kingston were used to set apart the City of
Kingston in 1827 and the Town of Woodstock in 1879.

The quarrying industry brought many immigrant laborers to the town, and
these new arrivals established themselves in the few communities within this
Kingston (town), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Poughkeepsie, NY, USA, from across the Hudson River
21 June 2008 Daniel Case 

Woodstock is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. The
population was 6,241 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Woodstock is in the northern part of the county. Woodstock is
northwest of Kingston, New York and lies within the borders of Catskill Park.

The town is famous for lending its name to the Woodstock Festival, actually
held at Max Yasgur's dairy farm 43 miles (76 km) away in Bethel, New York in
Sullivan County.

The town has long been a mecca for artists, musicians, and writers, even
before the music festival made the name "Woodstock" famous. The town has
a separate "Artist's Cemetery". Film and art festivals attract big names, and
hundreds of musicians have come to Woodstock to record.

The Band members: Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard
Manuel, and Robbie Robertson - the five shared a house together, where they
recorded The Basement Tapes (with Bob Dylan) and Music from Big Pink. The
house, dubbed "Big Pink" is in neighboring Saugerties, though Danko,
Manuel, Hudson and Helm all eventually moved to Woodstock.,_New_York
Woodstock, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Woodstock NY town Hall
21 June 2008 Daniel Case 

Bob Dylan performing at St. Lawrence University in New York.
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