Westchester County, NY – History & Nostalgia Gallery

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Westchester County, NY – History & Nostalgia Gallery

The first European explorers to visit the Westchester area were Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524 and Henry Hudson in 1609. Dutch settlers began arriving in the 1620s, followed by settlers from England in the 1640s. Westchester County was one of the original twelve counties of the Province of New York, created by an act of the New York General Assembly in 1683. At the time it included present day Bronx County, and abutted then-Dutchess County to the north. By 1775, Westchester was the richest and most populous county in the colony of New York. Although the Revolutionary War devastated the county, recovery after the war was rapid. In 1788, five years after the end of the war, the county was divided into 20 towns. In 1798, the first federal census recorded a population of 24,000 for the county. Learn more.

Main Street - Port Chester NY c1905- Then and Now

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4Th Avenue In Mt. Vernon, NY c1907

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Main Street & Pleasant Square - Ossining NY c1905

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Main Street in Rye, NY c1905

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Anti Communist Riot - Peekskill, NY 1949

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Railroad Avenue in White Plains, NY

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Suffrage Float In A Yonkers Parade c1913

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Main Street, New Rochelle

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Midway - Westchester County Fair

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Main Street in Mt Kisco NY

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Main Street in Ossining NY

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Main Street in Peekskill NY

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Main Street in Tarrytown NY

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Main Street in White Plains NY

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Main Street - Yonkers NY

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Main Street - Mt Kisco NY

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Railroad Ave White Plains NY

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Warburton Ave - Hastings On Hudson NY

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Main Street - Peekskill NY 1906

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Larchmont Ave in Larchmont NY

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Getty Square in Yonkers NY

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Division Street in Peekskill NY

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Peekskill NY Lunch Wagon - Main Street c1920

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Triangle Garage - Shrub Oak NY c1920

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Spring Street - Ossining NY

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Main Street - White Plains NY

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