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 All Brewster ListingsPutnam

 Brewster Town History

10509, Museum, Brewster NY, The Southeast Museum, history of the Town of Southeast, Tilly Foster Mine, Croton Reservoir System, antique farm and household implements, National Register of Historic Places, exhibits, programs, restaurants in Brewster | Putnam Southeast Museum

845-279-7500 
  Southeast Museum is located at 67 Main Street, Brewster NY 10509, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley.

From Southeast Museum: "The Southeast Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the material artifacts and culture significant to the history of the Town of Southeast and its environs. Southeast Museum | Putnam  website and more . . .
 All Cold Spring Listings10516, activities, attractions, things to do, restaurants, places to stay, about the village of cold spring, american pie, charming village of cold spring, mta train, fun things to do, attractions, parks, performing arts, boutique stores, antique shops | Putnam

 Cold Spring Town History

History of Cold Spring, Village of Cold Spring, visiting Cold Spring’s historic sites, shops, restaurants, hiking trails, attractions, activities, places to stay, best Restaurants in Cold Spring, New York, waterfront of historic Cold Spring | Putnam Cold Spring History

845-265-3611 
 
Click Historic Cold Spring on the Hudson.

Cold Spring History | Putnam  photos, website and more . . .

History of the Civil War, West Point foundry, guns, Parrott gun, National Historical Preservation Act of 1966, history,  America's famous early ironworks, photo of the Parrott Gun, used during the Civil War, history, important early industrial complex | Putnam Parrott Gun

 
  History of the Civil War

The Parrott Gun
"When the Civil War began, production at the West Point foundry was concentrated on making guns, projectiles, and gun-carriages. The foundry's best-known product was the Parrott gun, justly famous for its range and accuracy. From 1978 to 1979, under the authority of the National Historical Preservation Act of 1966 research was constructed on the history and significance of this important early industrial complex."

Click to enlarge photo of the Parrott Gun, manufactured in the West Point Foundry.

Click to enlarge photo of the Parrott Gun (Parrott Rifle)
"The West Point Foundry, one of America's famous early ironworks, was built on a flat sandy area close to the Hudson River. It included a stone blast furnace to make iron from local ore and large water-powered lathes capable of machining large canons. The company, which included a branch in New York City, made locomotives, ships' engines and boilers, equipment for mills, and other large machinery parts. The products from Cold Spring were shipped on the river to New York and other destinations." Parrott Gun | Putnam  photos and more . . .

10516, Putnam County, Historical Society, Foundry School Museum, Cold Spring, NY, Historical Society, Philipstown residents, PCHS–FSM, historical and cultural materials, Philipstown area, the West Point Foundry, Hudson Highlands | Putnam Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum

845-265-4010 
  The Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum is located at 63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County.
    "The Putnam County Historical Society was founded in 1906 by a group of prominent Philipstown residents and chartered the next year to be the first historical society in the county. Its dedicated early members were prominent Cold Spring residents: A. Augustus Healy, Gouverneur Paulding, William Henry Haldane, Robert Floyd-Jones, and William Wood. Galvanized by the desire to collect and preserve historical and cultural materials pertaining to Putnam County, especially the Philipstown area, and the Hudson Highlands, while both looking back to the nineteenth century and forward into the twentieth, the members initially concentrated on the assemblage of information related to many county families, the compilation of a list of local Civil War veterans, and a study of the milestones on the Putnam County segment of the New York to Albany Post Road. During these early years, the members met in private homes, where objects collected by the society were stored, as well as in libraries, where special programs were held. Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum | Putnam  website and more . . .
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 Garrison Town History

10524, Russel Wright Design Center, Things to Do, Hiking Paths with links to the Appalachian Trail, National Historic Landmark, links to the Appalachian Trail, four miles of paths, Tour of Wrights Home & Studio | Putnam Manitoga, The Russel Wright Design Center

845-424-3812 
  Manitoga, The Russel Wright Design Center, is located at 584 Route 9D, Garrison NY 10524, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Hike over 4 miles of paths through a 75-acre designed landscape with links to the Appalachian Trail. Manitoga, The Russel Wright Design Center | Putnam  website and more . . .
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 Lake Peekskill Town History

Croton-on-Hudson Buchanan Cortlandt Manor Crompond Crugers Montrose Verplanck Lake Peekskill Mohegan Lake
Verplanck’s Verplancks Point of Interest Revolutionary War Watch Hill Furnace Dock Road Township Act Philip Van Cortlandt Federal housing programs | Putnam Lake Peekskill History (Cortlandt)

914-734-1002 
  The Town of Cortlandt is located in the northwestern corner of Westchester County, NY. It includes two incorporated villages, Croton-on-Hudson and Buchanan. Cortlandt also includes several hamlets: Cortlandt Manor, Crompond, Crugers, Montrose and Verplanck, Lake Peekskill and a section of Mohegan Lake. The rural character of the town is defined by the Hudson River, New York City Watershed Lands, numerous wooded hills and steep slopes, wetland areas and beautiful streams. Lake Peekskill History (Cortlandt) | Putnam  website and more . . .

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