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In the Shadow of the Catskills

In the Shadow of the Catskills

In the Shadow of the Catskills   An Illustrated History of Cornwallville, New York   by Karen R. Rivers   paper, 5.5 x 8.5, 48 pages full-color, 42 illustrations   isbn 9789780692988, $12.00     First settled by Revolutionary War veterans in the mid-1780s, Cornwallville remains an archetypal rural American hamlet, so archetypal, in fact, that its nineteenth-century Methodist Church was moved to Cooperstown to become part of the Farmers’ Museum.   Drawing upon diaries, newspaper accounts, secondary sources, and interviews, the author describes the arc...
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Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle The Mountain Top Edition Washington Irving’s classic story, with 33 drawings by famed early-20th-century illustrator N.C. Wyeth. Trade Paperback, 2-color illustrations, 6″ x 9″, 94 pages ISBN: 9781883789855, $13.95 With essays on N.C. Wyeth and Washington Irving. Published with The Mountain Top Historical Society
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The Unbroken Thread

The Unbroken Thread

The Unbroken Thread A History of Quiltmaking in the Catskills Steve Hoare Edited by Carter Houck The first illustrated history of the art of quiltmaking as practiced from colonial times to the present in the Catskill Mountains region. A 5-county survey (Ulster, Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Schoharie), with profiles and examples of the work of all 46 inductees in the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame. In this volume Steven Hoare has compiled a wonderful history of the 20th-century women of a little-known region of America. Each woman comes alive in her own voice, complete with her...
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VideoFreex

VideoFreex

Videofreex America's First Pirate TV Station & The Catskills Collective That Turned It On by Parry D. Teasdale SFrom 1972 to 1977 the VIDEOFREEX aired 258 television broadcasts from a home-built studio and jury-rigged transmitter in an old boarding house they rented in the tiny Catskill Mountain hamlet of Lanesville.  It was a revolutionary act in defiance of FCC regulations- the first unlicensed TV station in America.  Complete with help from Abbie Hoffman, spying by the FBI, and encounters with cultural icons from the '60s and '70s ranging from the Hell's...
$16.95

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CATSKILL PEAK EXPERIENCES

CATSKILL PEAK EXPERIENCES

CATSKILL PEAK EXPERIENCES: Mountaineering Tales of Endurance, Survival, Exploration & Adventure From the Catskill 3500 Club edited by Carol Stone White   101 True Tales of High Adventure in the High Peaks For the last forty-five years, mountain climbers in the Northeast have joined the quest for membership in the Catskill 3500 Club , reserved for hikers who summit all thirty-five Catskill Mountain peaks over 3,500 feet high. Adding to the challenge, four peaks must be climbed in winter , and thirteen of the peaks are trail-less . Despite all obstacles, from blizzards to raging...
$19.95

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John Burroughs

John Burroughs

John Burroughs An American Naturalist Edward J. Renehan, Jr. The first full biography of the dean of American nature writers to be published since 1925. "[Renehan reveals] a far more complex and interesting man than other biographers have described. ... In this thoughtful biography we are shown the once sainted 'Sage of Slabsides' as a flesh-and-blood traveler in a now-vanished world." -- The Sunday New York Times Book Review John Burroughs (1837-1921) emerged from an obscure boyhood in the Catskill Mountains to write more than thirty books, create the genre of the nature...
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Rails to the Catskills

Rails to the Catskills

RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS Railroading in the Northern and Southern Catskills A film by Tobe Carey, DVD, 95 minutes (Willow Mixed Media) RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS uses original footage, contemporary and vintage photographs, postcards, rare films, railfan movies, newspapers and historic archives to document the history of the dynamic railroad industry in the northern and southern Catskills. Catskill Mountain railroads have roots in the Delaware & Hudson Canal of the 1820s and the post-Civil War railroad boom. RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS explores: the Canajoharie & Catskill Railroad; the New York,...
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The Catskill Mountain House and The World Around

The Catskill Mountain House and The World Around

The Catskill Mountain House and The World Around A film by Tobe Carey Willow Mixed Media $19.95, 80-minute documentary on DVD The story of the rise and fall of the Catskill Mountain House, from 1823 to 1963, is a compelling tale of steamboat and railroad empires, bitter rivalries and cutthroat competition, exclusive private preserves, fabulous art, and picturesque landmarks that celebrated the Catskills as part of the 19th-century American Grand Tour. This new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Tobe Carey is the fascinating story of America’s first great mountaintop hotel, a...
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Trails with Tales

Trails with Tales

Trails with Tales History Hikes through the Capital Region, Saratoga, Berkshires, Catskills & Hudson Valley by Russell Dunn & Barbara Delaney foreword by Karl Beard, National Park Service Thirty nature treks, selected for their natural, stand-alone beauty, are enhanced by tangible silhouettes of a fascinating past, from early Native Americans and Colonial settlers to the Industrial Revolution and Victorian-era grand hotels. Hike to waterfalls, mountains, escarpments, lakes, sculpted rocks, ponds, rivers, islands, caves, balanced rocks, geysers, and deep gorges while visiting the sites...
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THE CATSKILL PARK

THE CATSKILL PARK

THE CATSKILL PARK: Inside the Blue Line by Norman J. Van Valkenburgh & Christopher W. Olney featuring the photography of Thomas Teich foreword by forest historian Dr. Michael Kudish   ROBERT REDFORD PRAISES THE CATSKILL PARK In an era when some Americans take their natural heritage for granted, the authors remind us that our beautiful and wild places can't protect themselves. By writing this important history they provide a vital insight into the complexity of preserving our open space. More than that, they provide a model for preservations in the future.   MORE HIGH...
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