Fishkill Revisited

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Just 60 miles from New York City awaits the town of Fishkill. Included as part of the 1685 Rombout Patent that purchased land from the Wappinger Indians, Fishkill­—Dutch for "fish creek"­—has been a quiet witness to several major events in US history. The town housed George Washington, nursed wounded soldiers during the War for Independence, and served as a major supply depot for the Continental Army. Fishkill has grown tremendously from an 18th-century colonial village to a factory and mill town in the 1800s to a modern, yet scenic community filled with outlets for art, music, and entertainment. Fishkill Revisited captures the people, such as Enoch Crosby and James F. Brown, and places, including the Van Wyck Homestead and the Madame Brett Homestead, that have shaped this evolving and growing town.
ISBN: 9780738576756
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A lifelong Fishkill resident, Tracy Nicole Dunstan attended local schools, including Fishkill Elementary, John Jay High School, and Marist College. She earned her master of arts in American history from Fordham University and has ties to community organizations, such as Trinity Church and Mount Gulian Historic Site. Roy Jorgensen, member of the Fishkill Historical Society and one of the contributing authors of Around Fishkill, assisted Dunstan with this project and authored the foreword.