New Scotland Township

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This rich pictorial history is the first to feature the entire township of New Scotland. Located west-southwest of the city of Albany, the township covers a large area in the center of Albany County. The earliest European settlers arrived in the mid-1600s and over the next 150 years, they were followed by immigrants from Holland, Scotland, England, and other countries. New Scotland Township contains photographs dating from 1840 to 1980, including dozens of formerly unpublished ones. Both the photographs and captions contain an amazing amount of detail that creates a vivid account of town life over the course of more than a century. The book celebrates the people, their homes and occupations, as well as the community's schools, churches, and means of transportation. It explores the area's extraordinary landforms, from the Helderberg Mountains, Thacher State Park, Clarksville caves, Onesquethaw Falls to the Vly, Normanskill, and Onesquethaw creeks. It highlights the only remaining carriage sheds in Albany County, where part of the famous Anti-Rent Wars occurred, and the remains of a structure called the Castle, where Bouck White became famous for his Bouckware pottery.
ISBN: 9780738504209
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
For New Scotland Township, the New Scotland Historical Association used photographs from its own collection, images from society members' personal collections, and other pictures loaned by local residents. In creating this book, the New Scotland Historical Association accomplished what it had dreamed of doing for many years.
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