A Brief History of Saugerties

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Beginning as a Dutch settlement, Saugerties is scenically positioned between the Hudson River and the base of the Catskills. In 1609, the great explorer Henry Hudson's first mate, Robert Juet, recorded a meeting with Native Americans in the area. In its early days, the land was part of the Kingston Commons, one of the first municipalities in the colonies to be governed by an elected body. The town's history was shaped by industry. In the nineteenth century, bluestone quarries and paper and lead mills drove its economy, and a century later, Saugerties became a commuter town for IBM's plants. Michael Sullivan Smith chronicles the rich history of Saugerties.
ISBN: 9781467135948
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Brief History
Images: 65
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael Sullivan Smith is an artist and a local history enthusiast. He is a founding member of the Town of Saugerties Historic Preservation Commission, and his digital History Atlas of Saugerties can be found in the Saugerties Public Library. More on his art projects and history research can be found on his website, greatknot.com.
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