Remembering Fishkill

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From criminal bandits along the Hudson River to the signing of New York's first constitution, Remembering Fishkill offers a comprehensive look into a community sprung from hope, innovation and revolution. In this collection of historical vignettes, beloved local historian Willa Skinner provides accounts of Fishkill from its earliest Dutch settling to today. Incorporating memories of harvesting ice on the Hudson River during pre-refrigeration days and replacing a lawn mower with Nanny the goat to keep the grass cut in a meadow now filled with condominiums, Skinner offers a charming personal account of life in Fishkill as only she can.
ISBN: 9781596295810
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 52
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Willa Skinner holds a journalism degree from New York University and is one of the founding members of the Fishkill Historical Society, which owns and operates the Van Wyck Homestead Museum. She serves on the publication committee of the Dutchess County Historical Society, is a member of the Dutchess County Municipal Historians Association and, on the state level, the Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS). She is the author of Signal Fires in the Highlands, a town history, and taught a class entitled Tracing Your House's Roots for Dutchess County Community College. She has conducted classes on local history for area schools and recently retired as columnist with Southern Dutchess News and Beacon Free Press.
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