The New York and Albany Post Road

From Kings Bridge to ''The Ferry at Crawlier, over against Albany,'' Being an Account of a Jaunt on Foot Made at Sundry Convenient Times between May and November, Nineteen Hundred and Five

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,443 / 69 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.6
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 241
Added to site: 2007.12.15
mnybks.net#: 19386
Genre: Travel

The Hudson Valley, above all other places in this country, combines historic and romantic interest with the beauties of nature. It is one hundred and fifty miles crowded with the splendors of mountain and forest and river, and replete with incident and legend.

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d he can then progress without fear of gibe or jeer.

[Sidenote: GREENBURGH.]

Greenburgh, "Graintown" bounds Yonkers on the north. Here, the present site of Dobbs Ferry, was the Indian town of Weck-quas-keck, "the place of the bark kettle." It was the unprovoked murder of an Indian here and its subsequent revenge that led to the massacre of the Indians in Jersey and the following Indian war which brought the Dutch almost to the last extremity.

[Sidenote: HASTINGS.]

Hastings, the first town beyond Yonkers, covers the old Post Estate. In early times the inhabitants seem to have developed a rather unenviable reputation as sports, cock fights and horse racing being mentioned as the principal amusements. Here, in 1776, a troop of Sheldon's Horse ambuscaded a body of Hessians, only one of whom escaped. Peter Post, who appears to have helped lead the enemy to destruction, was later caught by them and beaten, being left for dead.

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