The residents of Harlem Valley have shaped both the history and culture of our nation with bravery and integrity. Quakers in the Harlem Valley stood firm against slavery, and the Amenia Conference, organized by Joel Spingarn, strengthened the NAACP. The Harlem Valley served as a transportation center, linking New England to the west, and was also a major supplier of iron ore in the eighteenth century. Well known for their educational endeavors, the residents of Harlem Valley established one of the oldest libraries in the state of New York. The images in this collection were made available through the efforts of many groups in the Harlem Valley area, including the historical societies of North East, Little Nine Partners, Amenia, Dover, Dutchess County, and Pawling and Quaker Hill. Join Joyce Ghee and Joan Spence for a remarkable trip down memory lane to the wonders of the Harlem Valley. This historic collection of images will serve as a valuable tool in discovering and understanding the area’s history as well as appreciating its beauty. Harlem Valley Pathways is sure to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Author Bio: Harlem Valley Pathways explores the unique history of the area from the early eighteenth century to the eve of the millennium. Authors Joyce Ghee and Joan Spence have compiled an impressive and unprecedented collection of images of five towns in the Harlem Valley: Pawling, Dover, Amenia, North East, and Pine Plains. Discover in this fascinating collection of images the people and places of the Harlem Valley and view its growth and development through centuries of change.
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