Putnam County

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Putnam County, located fifty miles north of New York City and one hundred miles south of Albany, was an important site during the American Revolution and the Civil War. With the advent of the railroad, the county became an important hub for travelers heading to Boston and points north. By the mid-1800s, thousands of workers immigrated here to undertake the enormous task of building dams and reservoirs for New York City's drinking water. A popular vacation destination of past decades, Putnam County today retains much of its original charm and rural flavor.
ISBN: 9780738536569
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Guy Cheli, a writer and contributing editor for Here At Home magazine, is the author of Sing Sing Prison, published by Arcadia Publishing. He is a member of the Ossining Historical Society and is affiliated with historical agencies countywide. He chose the exceptional images for Putnam County from numerous historical archives and private collections.
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