Name: Upstate House Spring 2021
Size: 23.42 MB
Title: Along New York’s Route 20 (Postcard History Series)
Author: Michael J. Till
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Total pages: 84
Few roads can match Route 20’s beauty, history, or contribution to New York’s vitality. In 1926, Route 20 became a federal highway and evolved into New York’s foremost east-west road. But unlike most early highways, it has survived almost completely intact. The story of Route 20 is told through more than 200 vintage postcards showing scenes from the Shaker communities in Columbia County to the Lake Erie Shore. The postcards show the personality of the road: main streets, the Finger Lakes, and scenic vistas. Not to be forgotten are the tourist courts, hotels, diners, and gas stations that made travel possible.
In The Revolutionary War in Bergen County, Carol Karels and her team of scholars weave a masterful account of the war in northeastern New Jersey. Here in Bergen County General Washington took the young Marquis de Lafayette under his wing; here in Bergen County the future antagonists Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were baptized by fire; here in Bergen County families–in a prelude to the Civil War–split bitterly along Loyalist and Patriotic lines. From Washington’s miraculous November 1776 retreat to the Delaware to the beginning of the Continental Army’s epic August 1781 march to destiny at Yorktown, The Revolutionary War in Bergen County, comprehensively encompasses one of the Revolutionary War’s most dramatic and pivotal fronts.