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The ramblings and writings of a Hudson Valley Sojourner

Tioronda And Beacon’s General Joseph Howland

Tioronda in Beacon, NY was the country estate of General Joseph Howland, who by many is considered to be Beacon's premier philanthropist.

The Kenyon House – Raincoats To Learning In Poughkeepsie

The Kenyon House and estate is hard to miss if you have ever driven on the lightly traveled Boardman Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Vintage Film Footage Of Poughkeepsie NY 1912

Great vintage film footage of downtown Poughkeepsie NY 1912. Enjoy!

Early Alcohol & Drug Treatment In The Hudson Valley

Alcohol & drug treatment in the Hudson Valley is not a new undertaking, but in 1912 it was considered cutting edge and a necessity by some localities.

The Fix For A Snowless Hudson Valley Christmas

For those of you who are bummed out over the lack of a chilly white in the Hudson Valley, take heart. Here are some nostalgic images to lift your spirits.

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.