The Hudson River Guidebook

The Hudson River Guidebook

The Hudson River Guidebook

The Hudson River Guidebook

Synopsis

This book describes the river and shorelines point by point, with historical background. Emphasis is upon points as seen from the water. Inland points of interest are also covered in self-guiding road routes along either shore.

Excerpt

Over the course of the years there have been numemus books about the Hudson River. Guidebooks were popular in the nineteenth century. In our own times history books, photographic albums, and accommodation and dining guides have predominated. All these books served a good purpose, and some, such as Benson Lossing's The Hudson, From the Wilderness to the Sea; have intrinsic literary value. The guidebooks of Walton Van Loan. Wallace Bruce, and Ernest Ingersoll were popular until just after the turn of the century. However, since their books went out of print before 1940, there has not been a good, detailed, point-by-point guide available.

It is the purpose of this book to fill this need. There is renewed interest in the Hudson. People are again beginning to travel upon it, as well as along the roads that follow its banks. This book describes the river and shorelines point by point, with historical background Emphasis is upon points as seen from the water. Inland points of interest are also covered in self-guiding road mutes along either shore. These road routes take in all major scenic and historical attractions and also follow some intriguing and picturesque by-ways. For good measure, there are descriptions of the views along the railroad mutes on either shore.

Arthur G. Adams

It is the intention of both the author and the publisher to keep this reference book permanently in print. Therefore, occasional reprintings are anticipated As we wish to make this publication as accurate, up-to-date, and useful as possible, we invite our readers to send us any corrections of fact or news of changes. Appropriate documentation will be appreciated. You may send this information or any other communication to either:

Arthur G. Adams 116 Deerfield Terrace Mahwah. New Jersey 07430-2825 Telephone: 201-825-0743

or

Loomis Mayer

Fordham University Press University Box L Bronx. New York 10458-5172 Telephone: 718-817-4788 Fax: 718-817-4785 . . .

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