Rhinebeck's Historic Beekman Arms

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Nestled in the picturesque Hudson Valley town of Rhinebeck, the Beekman Arms began humbly as a stagecoach and mail stop on the Old Albany Post Road at the end of the eighteenth century. Of more than forty stage stops that operated along that path, it is the only one still in existence. Through the tenure of many landlords and several notable renovations, it has evolved into the stately inn it is today. Proclaimed the "oldest hotel in America" since the early 1900s, it stands proudly as a symbol of the area's Dutch and English heritage and a reminder of the history that made this area famous. Join authors Matthew and Brian Plumb to explore the storied past of this historic Rhinebeck institution.
ISBN: 9781626190368
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Landmarks
Images: 87
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Brian Plumb, a native of Hyde Park, New York, grew up fascinated by those small milestones along the Post Road. He has previously written "A History of Longfellow's Wayside Inn, " a three-hundred-year-old tavern outside of Boston where he is also a member of its colonial music ensemble. Professionally he serves as director of finance for a large energy company and holds an MBA and a BSME. Matthew Plumb is a history and english major at the University of Massachusetts and hopes to continue writing and making history more accessible and meaningful to readers. He also studies Irish traditional music on the guitar and fiddle. He is studying abroad in Oxford on scholarship during the summer of 2014.
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