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Sloping toward the deep Hudson River, forming a natural mooring for ships and a natural amphitheater for viewing river activity and the Palisades, Hastings-on-Hudson inherited its shape, industry, and sense of place from its geography. Natural resources provided for native inhabitants and later tenant farmers, and Hastings marble built urban buildings while town water powered mills. Still it was the people who gave Hastings its character. From tenant farmers and rebels to country gentlemen, from mill owners to mill workers, from shopkeepers at the heart of the village to commuters who lived on the hills, all worked together to make Hastings the place they dreamed it could be.
ISBN: 9780738556840
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 Hastings Historical Society, founded in 1971, was chartered by the New York Board of Regents to collect, preserve, and actively put to use the historic treasures of Hastings-on-Hudson. Housed in the former Henry Draper Observatory Cottage and boasting hundreds of members in Hastings and around the world, the Hastings Historical Society maintains an award-winning archive, publishes an acclaimed newsletter, and runs programs for the public.
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