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    • Farley Bridge, Stony Point, NY

    • Bridges; Plaques; Historical markers;
    • The James A. Farley Bridge in Stony Point was named for a popular Rocklander who was Supervisor of the Town of Stony Point, National Chairman of the Democratic Party, and Postmaster General of the United States. He was born in the hamlet of Grassy...
    • Reamer Kline

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Reamer Kline was president of Bard College from 1960 until 1974. An Episcopal priest, his presidency was marked by civility, even during the most turbulent time in America's social history. In 1963 the college purchased the Ward Manor property,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Gordon Wren, Jr. Interview

    • Fire fighting; Fire fighters; Fires; Veterans; Farming;
    • Gordon Wren, Jr. shares his memories of growing up, going to school and working in Rockland County. He shares specifically his memories of old Spring Valley and the changes to Rockland County that began during his childhood as a result of...
    • Tunnel at Camp Bluefields, Blauvelt, NY

    • Rifle ranges; Tunnels;
    • Sunlight shines into one of the tunnels of Camp Bluefields on Clausland Mountain. The tunnels were built to allow soldiers to pass safely under the rifle ranges. Time and tree roots have caused the tunnels to crumble but visitors still crawl into...
    • Walter J. Luther Interview

    • State parks & reserves
    • Walter J. Luther, Chairman of the Historical Society of the Palisades Interstate Park Region, describes visiting his grandfather's farm in the Park as a boy and more recently his work with the Historical Society and restoration efforts at St....

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