Around Highland (Postcard History Series) by Ethan P. Jackman,Vivian Yess Wadlin

By Ethan P. Jackman,Vivian Yess Wadlin

The background of Highland started at the beaches of the Hudson River in 1754, whilst entrepreneur Anthony Yelverton begun a sawmill, later through a brickyard, shop, and ferry provider to Poughkeepsie. in the course of the nineteenth century, steamboats made common stops close to Yelverton’s payment. beginning round 1830, riverfront companies started to relocate to the “high land” above the river, and a brand new Highland company district used to be born. The West Shore Railroad was once accomplished in 1883, with a station on the riverfront. the realm used to be referred to as Highland touchdown. The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, now the Walkway Over the Hudson, was once accomplished in 1888, and in 1897, a trolley line begun operation from Highland touchdown as much as the Highland village and, from there, westward. Highland had a brand new declare to reputation because the “Gateway to Ulster County.”

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