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    • Mile marker

    • Photographs; Milestones;
    • 1 mile Marker erected by Rockland Co. Society to commemorate the opening of the Nyack Turnpike. Between Nyack and Suffern. The first direct highway across the county of Rockland and the first important public work undertaken by private...
    • Detail from Erskine-De Witt map

    • Maps
    • A close up of the Erskine-De Witt map, focusing on Dobbs Ferry. Simeon deWitt, 1756-1834, was Geographer and Surveyor General of the Continental Army. Colonial Robert Erskine, 1735-1780, was an engineer from Scotland whoe came to Ringwood, N.J....
    • Aaron Larne Christie

    • Schools; School board members; Portrait photographs;
    • Aaron Larne Christie is seated at a small table. His hair is graying, his face is lined, and he wears a fringe of a beard. He owned a carriage building factory in Nyack. February 28, 1882, this note appeared in the Nyack Evening Journal:...
    • Donald George Tewksbury

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Donald George Tewksbury was appointed dean of the college by Columbia's president, Nicholas Murray Butler in 1933. Tewksbury outlined a progressive new educational program for the college that was approved by the board of trustees. To signal these...
    • Harold Mestre

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Harold Mestre, who served as the 9th president of the college, was a distinguished biophysicist appointed to the position in January of 1938. He only served for one year, dying suddenly on the second day of the fall semester of 1939. The College...
    • Unit 05-On Commuting into NYC as a College Student

    • Families; Language; Work ethic; Depressions; Religious fundamentalism; Universities & colleges; Law students;
    • He attended college at St. John's but did not graduate. In those days, one did not have to finish the undergraduate program to be admitted to Law School if one's grades were good enough. He went on to St. John's Law School since he had very good...
    • 1810-09-05, Society of negroes unsettled

    • Slaveholders; Bounty hunters; Huguenots
    • In 1810 a group of New Paltz slave holders joined together to form "The Society of Negroes Unsettled". This group of twelve men appointed four among them to search for slaves that had run away from the group. They were to be paid $14 a day for...
    • 1862-12-27 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena how he was appointed officer of the guard in Carolton while the Col. moved to New Orleans. Once Jacob arrived in New Orleans, he found the Col. aboard a boat going home. He expressed that he wished he could write her more.l
    • Leonard Cooke at the Rockland County Building, New City NY

    • Business people; Portrait photographs;
    • Leonard Cooke was an advocate for civil rights for all, outspoken on issues of equal employment and adequate housing. He lobbied for the creation of a county human rights agency and in 1963 was appointed to the new agency. He then served more than...
    • Michael Crowley of South Nyack

    • Portrait photographs; Police;
    • Michael Crowley, with dark hair, moustache and beard, wears a heavy wool coat and a badge, South Nyack Police Constable. He was South Nyack's third constable, appointed January 25, 1887.
    • Attacking Pillbox Maneuvers in England

    • World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
    • Olin Dows enlisted in officer training in 1942 and left this in 1943 when he was appointed as head of three artists chosen to document the European Theater of Operations, first as an official painter and later as a photographer.
    • Crossing a Stream by Rope Bridge

    • World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
    • Olin Dows enlisted in officer training in 1942 and left this in 1943 when he was appointed as head of three artists chosen to document the European Theater of Operations, first as an official painter and later as a photographer. Many of his...
    • Orlando Humphrey, Nyack, NY

    • Men; School board members;
    • Orlando Humphrey stood for this portrait, wearing a waistcoat, a jacket, and a topcoat. He was a Liberty Street School trustee in 1871. He was appointed Nyack's postmaster in 1885 by President Cleveland. Mr. Humphrey, a Democrat, was elected a...
    • Rev. James Starr Clark

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Photographed here as a distinguished older man, James Starr Clark was a pivotal figure in the 19th century history of Tivoli. Arriving at Annandale in the early 1850's as a tutor to the Bard children, he lived with the family for two years, during...
    • James Starr Clark

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Pictured here as a young man, James Starr Clark came to Annandale in the 1850's as a tutor to the Bard children. He lived with the family for two years, during which time he developed a close, trusting relationship with the family. Hard working...

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