Mount Hope and Otisville

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The town of Mount Hope and the village of Otisville are located in a picturesque area of Orange County, nestled in the shadows of the Shawangunk Mountains. In 1846, the arrival of the Erie Railroad in Otisville changed the sleepy town into a center of commerce for the surrounding area. While the railroad sparked a decline in trade within Mount Hope, many citizens in Otisville had railroad-related jobs and relied on the railroad for transportation. In the early 1900s, Otisville became a chief supplier of butter for the New York City market. The vintage images in this book chronicle the changing history of these two communities, from the introduction of the bustling railroad to a simpler time of summer strawberry festivals and winter sleigh rides, when life revolved around the village.
ISBN: 9780738557021
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Nancie Craig i s vice president of the Mount Hope Historical Society and a pediatric field nurse for Bayada Nurses in Morris Plains, New Jersey. Anita Goldsmith is the president of the Mount Hope HistoricalSociety and has immersed herself in the history of her community. Goldsmith is a retired teacher from the Minisink Valley School System.
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