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Yorktown explores the rich history of one of the northernmost towns in Westchester County. With vivid images, the book follows Yorktown from its early establishment as part of the Van Cortlandt Manor, through its key role in the American Revolution, to its development as a thriving residential and business community. Nestled in the Hudson Valley, Yorktown retains its pristine natural surroundings, including Teatown Lake Reservation. It has been a farm community, a hamlet with nurseries and orchards, and a summer colony with a local theater district and artists' colony. It once served as a breadbasket and milk bar for New York City and played a part in providing the city with clean water.
ISBN: 9780738512730
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
This project drew on the talent and hard work of many in the community. Linda Cooper, town supervisor, amateur historian, and former journalist, and Alice Roker, town clerk and former NBC producer, worked with volunteers to gather thoughts and photographs for Yorktown. It is their hope that the book will generate a new sense of Yorktown's heritage and place in history.
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