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The ramblings and writings of a Hudson Valley Sojourner

Hudson Valley Main Street Back In The Day

Hudson Valley Main Street Back In The Day is a visual tour of the unique streets in our hamlets, villages, and cities, that people called their hometown.

Dining With The Elite of Poughkeepsie In 1898

What it was like to dine at an event for the Hudson Valley "Elite" back in the day when opulence and flamboyance were not considered to be near sinful.

The Art of Hudson Valley Woodworkers

A visual tour of some of the functional art created by Hudson Valley Woodworkers. The stuff that wish lists are made of.

The Poughkeepsie NY Man Who Invented Scrabble

Scrabble was the brainchild of one Alfred Mosher Butts, who was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, in 1899 and graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1917.

The Dutcher House In Pawling NY

Anyone who has visited Pawling Village in Dutchess County, NY, has probably noticed the Dutcher House that dominates the village vista.

A Bittersweet Ending To A Neversink Tale

I keep being drawn to the interesting names of two small Sullivan County NY hamlets that once stood near the banks of the Neversink River.

Don’t Miss Shandaken In The Catskill Mountains

If you're thinking about touring the Catskill Mountains you should not overlook a run through the Hamlets in the Town of Shandaken in Ulster County NY.

The First Craft Brew Boogaloo In Saugerties NY

If craft brews are your delight, then you won't want to miss the first Craft Brew Boogaloo in Saugerties NY.

Fact or Fancy Hudson Valley Characters of Legend

The Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains with its mix of cultures and history was a perfect breeding ground for often strange or even scary characters.

Woodcliff Pleasure Park In Poughkeepsie NY

In the Hudson Valley of old, a sure fired way to have fun was a day at Woodcliff Pleasure Park in Poughkeepsie.

Christmas Past

Here's a teaser of Christmas ads that might have tempted your parents or grandparents.

Maybe A Championship Prize Fight Changed The Columbia County Map

How a championship fight that took place in the Hamlet of Boston Corners in 1853 changed the map of Columbia County NY.