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    • Breakneck Mountain - Hudson Highlands

    • Postcards; Mountains; Rivers;
    • Looking up at the mountain from the river. Breakneck Hill or Breakneck Ridge or Breakneck Mountain is a mountain along the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring, New York. Its distinctive rocky cliffs are visible for a long distance when...
    • Breakneck Mountain Hudson River

    • Postcards; Mountains; Rivers
    • Looking up at the mountain from the river. Breakneck Ridge or Breakneck Hill or Breakneck Mountain is a mountain along the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring, New York, straddling the boundary between Dutchess and Putnam counties. Its...
    • Casino and power station, Mt. Beacon, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Power industry; Rivers; Casinos;
    • Beacon Mountain, also referred to as Mt. Beacon, is the highest peak of the Hudson Highlands, is just east of Beacon, New York, in the Town of Fishkill. Its two summits rise above the Hudson River behind the city of Beacon and can easily be seen...
    • Mt. Beacon Incline Railway, Fishkill Landing, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Railroad tracks; Railroads; Mountains; Railroad stations;
    • Beacon Mountain, sometimes Mount Beacon, is the highest peak of the Hudson Highlands, is just east of Beacon, New York, in the Town of Fishkill. The beauties of the countryside gave birth to a dream, and in 1900 with the aid of local business men,...
    • Casino, Top of Mt. Beacon

    • Postcards; Casinos; Power industry;
    • Looking out over the Hudson River. Beacon Mountain, sometimes Mount Beacon, is the highest peak of the Hudson Highlands, is just east of Beacon, New York, in the Town of Fishkill. Its two summits rise above the Hudson River behind the city of...
    • Breakneck Hill Hudson River

    • Postcards; Mountains; Rivers
    • From the water looking up a mountain. Breakneck Hill or Breakneck Ridge or Breakneck Mountain is a mountain along the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring, New York. Its distinctive rocky cliffs are visible for a long distance when...
    • Al Magnatta Interview Part 3

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    • Al Magnatta discusses how work as a volunteer fire fighter and fire coordinator and several significant fires and accidents in Congers, specifically the train tunnel fire of June 1974. He also talks about the High Tor beacon light that he serviced...
    • Newburgh Ferry Terminal Office

    • Terminals--New York (State)--Newburgh;
    • On May 24, 1743, Queen Anne of England granted a charter permitting a ferry to operate between Newburgh and Beacon. Ferry service was operational from that time but the Newburgh Ferry Terminal was not built until 1899. It was located at the tip...
    • The Mine Hole, Piermont on Hudson

    • Springs; Watering troughs; Postcards;
    • Along Piermont Avenue in Piermont there is an old spring, which was a water source for residents and a beacon for travelers. Someone wrote a poem and erected it above the opening. This old postcard shows a trough to the right of the spring.
    • Picturesque view, Orange County,NY

    • Roads; Views; Mountains; Postcards;
    • A beautifully colored postcard folder depicts the Storm King Highway, which was built between West Point and Cornwall, NY, in the 1920s. The road was cut into the side of Storm King Mountain, high above the Hudson River. This picturesque view shows...
    • High Tor, Haverstraw, NY

    • Mountains; Parks;
    • Julia Scott analyzes glacial furrows at the top of High Tor, above Haverstraw. High Tor is the tallest point on the palisade cliffs along the Hudson River in Rockland County. During World War II a radio beacon was installed here. After the war,...
    • Bird's Eye View of Nyack, NY

    • Postcards; Bird's-eye view prints; Views; Aerial views;
    • The Nyack Library has more than one copy of this bird's eye image of the village and the river. The interesting part of this postcard is the note, "Got your postal all right. We are going out on the river this afternoon and as it is rough I expect...
    • The Casino, Mount Beacon, Matteawan, NY

    • Postcards; Casinos; Views; Railroads;
    • There must have been a gorgeous view from the porch that wrapped around the Casino on Mount Beacon. In the distance is the Hudson River and the City of Newburgh. A cog railroad train is chugging up the steep mountain, to stop at the solid brick...

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