by John J. Curran


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Peekskill portrays the history of a small Dutch-style village that grew into a prosperous factory city.

Using photographs, Peekskill displays a delightful place, nestled into three surrounding hills where the Hudson River spreads into Peekskill Bay, approaching the Bear Mountain highlands. Peekskill presents the prominent people of this community, who include Joseph Binney, owner of the company that later became the maker of Crayola products; Chauncey Depew, keynote speaker at the 1886 dedication of the Statue of Liberty; and George Pataki, governor of New York State.

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ISBN-13: 9780738538310
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/07/2005
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,214,890
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

John J. Curran is the Peekskill city historian and the author of several publications, historical videotapes, and screenplays. He has been associated with the Peekskill Museum since 1986 as a board member and officer. He selected the photographs for Peekskill from the collections of the Peekskill Museum, the Field Library, and the Peekskill Military Academy archive.

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