The Nyacks

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Settled on the Hudson River more than 300 years ago, Nyack has a long and interesting history, a history that has always been defined by the river. The Nyacks portrays that history, with more than 200 stunning photographs from the archives of the Nyack Library. Nyack, Upper Nyack, and South Nyack lie some 25 miles north of New York City and in early days were the center for boatbuilding and shoe manufacturing. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Nyack's thriving downtown attracted residents from other parts of Rockland County. Nyack went on to become a popular destination for travelers, with several hotels and educational institutions, including a female seminary and a military academy. Nyack is also the birthplace of artist Edward Hopper and the longtime residence of actress Helen Hayes and writer Carson McCullers.
ISBN: 9780738538051
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Historical Society of the Nyacks and the Nyack Library are jointly presenting The Nyacks in appreciation of the history of this community. Today, with its diverse population, civic organizations, schools, houses of worship, and waterfront activities, Nyack retains its Victorian charm in its downtown streets and in its many lovingly restored homes.
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