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by Anita Goldsmith,Nancie Craig

The town of Mount Hope and the village of Otisville are located in a picturesque area of Orange County, nestled in the shadows of the Shawangunk Mountains. In 1846, the arrival of the Erie Railroad in Otisville changed the sleepy town into a center of commerce for the surrounding area. While the railroad sparked a decline in trade within Mount Hope, many citizens in Otisville had railroad-related jobs and relied on the railroad for transportation. In the early 1900s, Otisville became a chief supplier of butter for the New York City market. The vintage images in this book chronicle the changing history of these two communities, from the introduction of the bustling railroad to a simpler time of summer strawberry festivals and winter sleigh rides, when life revolved around the village.
Download Mount Hope and Otisville (Images of America: New York) epub
ISBN: 0738557021
ISBN13: 978-0738557021
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Anita Goldsmith,Nancie Craig
Language: English
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (May 5, 2008)
Pages: 128 pages
ePUB size: 1392 kb
FB2 size: 1160 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 697
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Otisville is best known for its railroad stop and hotel, a TB hospital turned into horse retirement home (NYC Police horses) and then a prison when they run out of room in the regular prison system. Anyway, Otisville NY is so small that finding a book about it is wonderful if you had relatives who worked or lived there. Have fun finding out historic events that took place in Otisville!!!!
I found the text in this book to outstanding. It give you a real sense of Otisville and Mount Hope for the time period. The Images are great and show the town in early times. The history of the village people as to homes and stores and schools plus and what the look like in early America.