Hurley, New York: A Brief History

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Since its earliest days as a Dutch colony, Hurley, New York, has undergone many transformations: it has been fought over by the Lenape tribe, commandeered by British settlers, and buffeted between Revolutionaries and Loyalists as a strategic stronghold in the Revolutionary War. Local historian Deana F. Decker explores this Hudson Valley town's history with a comprehensive assessment of its notable residents, such as Sojourner Truth, as well as its historical buildings, such as the Bevier House and Hurley Mountain Inn. From its roots as the dangerous Esopus frontier region to its industrial metamorphosis through bluestone harvesting and the Ashokan Reservoir, Hurley chronicles the remarkable story of this Upstate town.
ISBN: 9781596296992
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Brief History
Images: 64
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Deana F. Decker grew up in Essex, Vermont and moved to Hurley in 1996. She has had a lifelong interest in history, and in November of 2007 was appointed Historian for the Town of Hurley. She graduated in 1993 from Norwich University with degrees in International Studies and French. In 1995, she received a degree in Paralegal Studies from Champlain College. Decker is a member of the Hurley Heritage Society and acts as a docent at their museum. She also volunteers with the Hurley Fire Department and at the Ernest C. Myer Elementary School. She is a member of the New York State Association of Public Historians. When not writing, Decker is busy raising her two children. She also enjoys scrapbooking, photography, reading, and outdoor activities.
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