Revealing ties to the Valley shared by dozens of American inventors, leaders, industrialists, writers, performers, and miscreants, Clyne tells their fascinating stories and details the places imbued with their legacy that can be seen or visited today. Edith Wharton s fiction, for example, drew on her familiarity with such riverbank estates as Wilderstein, the Mills Mansion, and gloomy Wyndclyffe (reviled by her as that sour specimen of Hudson River Gothic ). Downriver, the landscaping movement that resulted in New York s Central Park was pioneered by Andrew Jackson Downing of Newburgh, where the woodland walks and pergola of Downing Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and completed in 1896, beckons visitors today. Clyne reveals little-known sites and surprising chapters in the lives and legends of Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, James Garfield, James Fenimore Cooper, and dozens more -- even Santa Claus!
Hudson Valley Faces & Places Patricia Clyne
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