The Poesten Kill: Waterfalls to Waterworks in the Capital District

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The Poesten Kill has sustained Rensselaer County communities for generations. Native Americans first gained sustenance from the stream's waters and hunted and gathered on its shores. Its wild places, large waterfalls and natural springs served as healthful inspiration to artists and adventurers. And during the nineteenth century, urban industrialists tapped its power to provide work opportunities for Irish, German, French and Italian immigrants. John Warren paints a vivid picture of the kill, highlighting the force and wonder that has stirred naturalists and entrepreneurs for centuries.
ISBN: 9781596296336
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Images: 39
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
John Warren is a writer, historian, educator, and filmmaker who now lives in the Adirondacks, although he grew up near the Poesten Kill where his family has lived for six generations. He has produced and directed prizewinning film and video crews around the world and holds credits on more than 100 hours of primetime television. John's work has appeared in a variety of media from PBS, History Channel, and Discovery to Adirondack Life, numerous regional and local newspapers, and online. John has lectured on history, writing, journalism, and documentary production at nearly a dozen colleges and universities and has taught at Ithaca College, SUNY Albany, and Adirondack Community College. He is editor of the popular online sites Adirondack Almanack and New York History and serves as a consultant for regional new media and micro media development.
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