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Hudson Valley Faces and Places

Hudson Valley Faces and Places

Patricia Edwards Clyne

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-662-0
Trim Size: 5 1/2 X 8 1/4

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Following her popular Hudson Valley Tales and Trails, Pat Clyne is back for another excursion into the Hudson s incomparable lore, this time focusing on personalities who have left their mark on the region, from Ulysses S. Grant to Ed Wood.

Revealing ties to the Valley shared by dozens of American inventors, leaders, industrialists, writers, performers, and miscreants, Clyne tells their fascinating stories and details the places imbued with their legacy that can be seen or visited today. Edith Wharton s fiction, for example, drew on her familiarity with such riverbank estates as Wilderstein, the Mills Mansion, and gloomy Wyndclyffe (reviled by her as that sour specimen of Hudson River Gothic ). Downriver, the landscaping movement that resulted in New York s Central Park was pioneered by Andrew Jackson Downing of Newburgh, where the woodland walks and pergola of Downing Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and completed in 1896, beckons visitors today. Clyne reveals little-known sites and surprising chapters in the lives and legends of Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, James Garfield, James Fenimore Cooper, and dozens more -- even Santa Claus!

Tourists, residents, and history buffs will thrill to this newest volume -- part guidebook, part regional history -- by one of the area s greatest experts.

Patricia Edwards Clyne is author of Hudson Valley Tales and Trails, now in its fifth printing, Orange County: A Chronicle of Three Centuries, Caves for Kids in Historic New York, six other books, and hundreds of articles and short stories appearing in national and regional magazines. A mother of four, she is interested in hiking, cave exploration, archeology, mineral collecting and history. She lives in Circleville, New York.

Praise for Hudson Valley Tales and Trails

Clyne loves the Hudson Valley and probably knows as much about it as anyone alive . . . irresistible. Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

Clyne s at her charming best. An excellent companion on a cold valley night, and a must read for anyone interested in the Hudson Valley. Hudson Valley Magazine

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