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Another Lost Postcard is Found

The second of Edward Farrington’s ‘lost’ postcards of the Rockefeller Estate in Pocantico Hills, described in my earlier post, has been found. Postcard number 404,415 “Rainbow Pools and Orange Trees, Residence of … Continue reading

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The Davids/Stephens/Hawes/Rockefeller House

Question: What’s the only continuously occupied colonial-era residence in Sleepy Hollow, NY? (Aside from the obvious Philipsburg Manor, which is no longer a private residence, and could be argued, is … Continue reading

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A Lost Postcard is Found

One of Edward Farrington’s ‘lost’ postcards of the Rockefeller Estate in Pocantico Hills described in my earlier post has been found. A copy of postcard number 404,412 “The Stables, J.D. … Continue reading

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The Search for Farcus Hott

On the frigid night of November 17, 1777 a sixteen-year-old boy named Cornelius Van Tassel Jr. fled his family’s home in terror. Breaking through the ice of a frozen river … Continue reading

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Edward Farrington’s Lost Postcards of the Rockefeller Estate in Pocantico Hills

Edward Farrington was a druggist who operated a pharmacy on Beekman Ave. in Sleepy Hollow NY in the early 1900s. He was also a publisher of postcards featuring local landmarks in the Tarrytown … Continue reading

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More Bridle Paths, & Bridges too.

These bridle paths and bridges were built in the 1920s & 30s by John D. Rockefeller Jr. on his Pocantico Hills, NY estate. Most of these roads are open to … Continue reading

November 14, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Bridle Paths

This lovely little album speaks for itself, and there isn’t much I want to add, other than Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Sleepy Hollow, NY is a walker’s paradise. See the … Continue reading

October 26, 2011 · 3 Comments

Tarrytown Heights to Tower Hill – Old Putnam Line

In my previous post I discussed the beginnings of the Old Putnam Line through Pocantico Hills, NY. After the demolition of the Eastview Trestle the railroad line was re-routed along a sweeping … Continue reading

October 5, 2011 · 14 Comments

The Eastview Trestle

This is the first in a series of articles about the New York Central Railroad’s Putnam Division, commonly known as the ‘Old Putnam Line’, and it’s various routes through Pocantico … Continue reading

September 21, 2011 · 21 Comments

How to get to Raven Rock

Since writing a blog post about Raven Rock last April, I’ve received several requests from courageous explorers wishing to visit the “dark glen at Raven Rock” to post detailed hiking … Continue reading

September 6, 2011 · 5 Comments

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