Hudson Valley Curiosities: The Sinking of the Steamship Swallow, the Poughkeepsie Seer, the UFOs of

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Hudson Valley is steeped in mysteries, from Celtic chambers resting in the deep woods of Putnam to Millbrook's abandoned Bennett College. The beautiful, tree-spotted landscape of the Hudson Valley hides the strange and sometimes frightening stories of the region. In the Highlands, Iroquois chief Daniel Nimham gave his life for the cause of American independence. The great passenger steamship Swallow sank near the shores of Athens. And there is even one strange night in the Catskills where a legendary playwright miraculously survived a midnight plunge off the suspended Schoharie Bridge. Author Allison Guertin Marchese reveals a treasure-trove of curious tales recounting the most uncommon history of bad guys, bold girls, creepy colleges, missing mastodons and more in this wondrous region of New York.
ISBN: 9781467136754
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Legends
Images: 44
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Allison is a graduate of Fordham University in New York City with a degree in communications and creative writing. She spent much of her professional career in public relations in New York and has traveled throughout the world promoting health and fitness resorts. In her work as a writer, Allison has written plays and movie reviews, as well as short fiction, articles and essays on local people, places and history in her adopted home of Columbia County, New York. Hudson Valley Curiosities, Allison's second history book, features many of the stories she discovered while researching The Hidden History of Columbia County, NY (Arcadia Publishing, 2014). It contains some of the Hudson Valley's most suspenseful stories and features some of the most famous and infamous people to step foot in the region.
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