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  • All fields: Van Houten’s Landing Oral History Project
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    • Eugene R. Brown interview

    • Childhood & youth; Boat & ship industry;
    • Gene Brown, author of Birds over Bear Mountain and a life-long resident of Upper Nyack, talks about his childhood, his education at the Upper Nyack School and the games and recreational activities children played in the Van Houten's Landing...
    • John Lodico, Sr. interview

    • Boat & ship industry; Veterans;
    • John Lodico, Sr. talks about growing up in Upper Nyack near the river in the Van Houten's Landing neighborhood near the river. He focuses on the Italian American immigrant culture there, particularly as epitomized by his father, his time at Nyack...
    • A Walk with Win Perry

    • Neighborhoods; Boat & ship industry; Architecture;
    • Upper Nyack village historian Win Perry takes a walk around the Van Houten's landing historic district discussing the history of the neighborhood, its homes and its residents. Along the way he talks with Eugene Brown of 10 Castle Heights Avenue,...
    • Bryce Kirk interview

    • Boat & ship industry; Boats; Railroads;
    • Bryce Kirk talks about his work on the Hudson River, in particular his time at Peterson's boatyard in Upper Nyack.
    • Win Perry interview

    • Neighborhoods; Family
    • Winston C. Perry, Jr., village historian of Upper Nyack, discusses the history of the Perry family and the historic Van Houten's Landing neighborhood in Upper Nyack.
    • Astrith Deyrup interview

    • Artists; Education;
    • Astrith Deyrup talks about her family and life in Upper Nyack and New York City. Astrith's father, Alvin S. Johnson was the 1st President of the New School for Social research in Manhattan. Her sister Felicia was a prominent artist. Both she and...
    • Miriam Wexler interview

    • Gardening; Gardens; Librarians;
    • Miriam Haagens Wexler talks about her life: how she came to American from Holland on December 7, 1939 and later how the family came to Nyack. Along the way she talks about the Clarkstown Country, her family, her home, and especially her garden. ...
    • Everett Smoky Wanamaker interview

    • Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire fighting; Fire stations;
    • Everett "Smoky" Wanamaker talks about Empire Hook and Ladder Company in Upper Nyack and the role of the Wanamkaer family in the department. The origins of "The Goosetown against the World" slogan of the department are discussed as well as some of...
    • Jo Peabody and Jeanne Peabody Walsh interview

    • Puppets; Sailing; Neighborhoods;
    • Jo Peabody and Jeanne Peabody Walsh remember their husband and father, Paul Peabody. Paul was born in 1931 and died in 2002. He was a puppeteer and the author of the children's book, Blackberry Hollow. They also fondly recall life in the...

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