Download or read book The Catskills in Vintage Postcards PDF or another Format written by Irwin Richman and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 1999 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication. Many of the postcards produced during this "golden age," and even some from later years, can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores and five and dimes across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of the Catskills of New York showcases more than two hundred of the best, most evocative vintage postcards available.
Download or read book The Catskills Alive! PDF or another Format written by Francine Silverman and published by Hunter Publishing, Inc. This book was released on 2009-09-02 with total page 493 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Less than a day's drive from New York City, Boston or Philadelphia, the Catskills have long been a popular weekend and summer retreat for city folk. The area offers fine accommodations, top-notch dining and spectacular surroundings. This book profiles hundreds of hotels and restaurants, with an emphasis on the very best places. Daytime activities - shopping, antique-hunting and more - are featured.
Download or read book It Happened in the Catskills PDF or another Format written by and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Folk Songs of the Catskills PDF or another Format written by Norman Cazden and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1982-01-01 with total page 650 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traditional songs from the Catskill area of New York State are accompanied by detailed discusssions of their roots, development, musical structure, and subject matter
Download or read book The Catskills PDF or another Format written by Stephen M. Silverman and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2015-10-27 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Catskills (“Cat Creek” in Dutch), America’s original frontier, northwest of New York City, with its seven hundred thousand acres of forest land preserve and its five counties—Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, Ulster, Schoharie; America’s first great vacationland; the subject of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School paintings that captured the almost godlike majesty of the mountains and landscapes, the skies, waterfalls, pastures, cliffs . . . refuge and home to poets and gangsters, tycoons and politicians, preachers and outlaws, musicians and spiritualists, outcasts and rebels . . . Stephen Silverman and Raphael Silver tell of the turning points that made the Catskills so vital to the development of America: Henry Hudson’s first spotting the distant blue mountains in 1609; the New York State constitutional convention, resulting in New York’s own Declaration of Independence from Great Britain and its own constitution, causing the ire of the invading British army . . . the Catskills as a popular attraction in the 1800s, with the construction of the Catskill Mountain House and its rugged imitators that offered WASP guests “one-hundred percent restricted” accommodations (“Hebrews will knock vainly for admission”), a policy that remained until the Catskills became the curative for tubercular patients, sending real-estate prices plummeting and the WASP enclave on to richer pastures . . . Here are the gangsters (Jack “Legs” Diamond and Dutch Schultz, among them) who sought refuge in the Catskill Mountains, and the resorts that after World War II catered to upwardly mobile Jewish families, giving rise to hundreds of hotels inspired by Grossinger’s, the original “Disneyland with knishes”—the Concord, Brown’s Hotel, Kutsher’s Hotel, and others—in what became known as the Borscht Belt and Sour Cream Alps, with their headliners from movies and radio (Phil Silvers, Eddie Cantor, Milton Berle, et al.), and others who learned their trade there, among them Moss Hart (who got his start organizing summer theatricals), Sid Caesar, Lenny Bruce, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Joan Rivers. Here is a nineteenth-century America turning away from England for its literary and artistic inspiration, finding it instead in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and his childhood recollections (set in the Catskills) . . . in James Fenimore Cooper’s adventure-romances, which provided a pastoral history, describing the shift from a colonial to a nationalist mentality . . . and in the canvases of Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Frederick Church, and others that caught the grandeur of the wilderness and that gave texture, color, and form to Irving’s and Cooper’s imaginings. Here are the entrepreneurs and financiers who saw the Catskills as a way to strike it rich, plundering the resources that had been likened to “creation,” the Catskills’ tanneries that supplied the boots and saddles for Union troops in the Civil War . . . and the bluestone quarries whose excavated rock became the curbs and streets of the fast-growing Eastern Seaboard. Here are the Catskills brought fully to life in all of their intensity, beauty, vastness, and lunacy.
Download or read book In the Catskills PDF or another Format written by Phil Brown and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2004-04-01 with total page 415 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With selections from Isaac Bashevis Singer, Allegra Goodman, Moss Hart, TaniaGrossinger, and many others, this volume is a tribute to the legendary Jewishresort area of the Catskills. 40 halftones. 26 figures.
Download or read book In the Catskills and My Boyhood PDF or another Format written by John Burroughs and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2021-10-01 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region. Henry James called John Burroughs (1837–1921) "a more humorous, more available, and more sociable Thoreau." Walt Whitman in turn extolled Burroughs as "a child of the woods, fields, hills—native to them in a rare sense (in a sense almost a miracle)." Throughout his many books and essays, Burroughs was never more eloquent on nature themes than when writing about his native countryside: the woods, streams, and mountains of the Catskills in New York. In the Catskills collects the very best of Burroughs's writings about his birthplace in a book that is sure to be treasured by all lovers of the region as well as lovers of the literature of nature. This new edition includes an introduction by Burroughs biographer Edward Renehan and an additional work not included in previous editions, entitled My Boyhood. John Burroughs was a well-known naturalist and prolific writer on his native Catskills. Edward Renehan is the author of more than twenty books, including John Burroughs: An American Naturalist. He lives in Wickford, Rhode Island.
Download or read book Trout Fishing in the Catskills PDF or another Format written by Ed Van Put and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-11-04 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ed Van Put begins this important book with the history of native brook trout and offers little-known details about their sizes, range, and demise from over-fishing, the growth of streamside industries, and the introduction of competitive species. Sweeping in its scope, Trout Fishing in the Catskills tells a thorough tale of the often tumultuous history of fishing in the Catskills. With a scope of over a century, Van Put tells of the Catskill’s frontier fishing beginnings and tracks the rise, fall, and eventual revival of the fisheries. Throughout, this is a history of people and methods as well as rivers, and there are profiles of Theodore Gordon, Art Flick, Harry and Elsie Darbee, Sparse Grey Hackle, and more. No serious trout fisherman, in any part of the country, will want to miss this pioneering portrait of a seminal region in American angling history. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Download or read book Journey to the Catskills PDF or another Format written by Dan Pinckney and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-01-12 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Mexico City a biologically engineered strain of the Ebola virus has been released by terrorists and quickly begins to spread, claiming innocent lives worldwide. As the United States attempts to deal with the consequences, a second attack is launched. Nuclear bombs are launched, exploding in Baghdad, Moscow, and Washington, DC. The death toll rises exponentially. National infrastructures fail, and governments collapse. In the ensuing chaos, those who survive are forced to live their lives in a world without rules. When information about the location of a cure of the virus is released by the CDC, a mass migration of millions of fearful and infected survivors begins. A small group of survivors led by a unit of the Massachusetts Army National Guard are the fi rst to arrive at the research facility, where they immediately find themselves charged with distributing the cure. But those driven by good intentions are not the only ones who come in search of the cure; a confrontation seems imminent. Only time will tell what kind of world the survivors of the disaster will manage to create together.
Author : Derek Dellinger
Publisher : The Countryman Press
Release Date : 2017-06-13
ISBN 10 : 9781682680414
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (682 users)
Download or read book 50 Hikes in the Catskills (First Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes) PDF or another Format written by Derek Dellinger and published by The Countryman Press. This book was released on 2017-06-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essential guide to hiking the majestic Catskill Mountains With soaring mountain tops and wide-ranging trails, the Catskills offer a truly special hiking experience to travelers of all kinds. Catskill veterans Derek Dellinger and Matthew Cathcart explore trails for every level of hiker, from the gentle but breathtaking slog up Slide Mountain, the tallest in the region, to the more challenging Cornell Mountain, a favorite of those more experienced. No matter your hiking goals, this guide will help you find the perfect trail for you among the Catskills’ 700,000 acres of natural treasure. In this beautiful first edition of 50 Hikes in the Catskills, as with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you’ll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying every moment of your hike—whether you’re looking for sublime mountaintop views, peaceful walks through nature, or your next great challenge—all in a gorgeous, full-color design.
Download or read book Moon Hudson Valley & the Catskills PDF or another Format written by Nikki Goth Itoi and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-04-30 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Hudson Valley is a breath of fresh air: explore historic estates, hike wild mountain terrain, and bask in small-town charm with Moon Hudson Valley & the Catskills. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries, from day trips from New York City to week-long road trips and a 6-day bike tour, designed for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, art-lovers, foodies, and more Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Bike along rolling hills and quiet country roads, hike to rushing waterfalls, hit the slopes in the winter, or discover the best spots to see the striking fall foliage. Take a tour of Washington Irving's romantic home, admire the historic Rockefeller Estate, go antiquing in Cold Spring Village, or stroll through Sleepy Hollow. Take a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America, browse the produce at a farmers market, sip your way along a Hudson Valley wine trail, or savor local cuisine at a farm-to-table restaurant The best hikes in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, with detailed maps, mileage and difficulty ratings Honest advice from Catskills native Nikki Goth Itoi on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from full-service resorts and historic inns to secluded cabins and campsites Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, and history, plus how to get there and get around With Moon's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the Hudson Valley and the Catskills your way. Exploring more of the Northeast? Check out Moon New England. Headed to the Big Apple? Try Moon New York City or Moon New York Walks.
Author : Cynthia Copeland Lewis
Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
Release Date : 2002
ISBN 10 : 0898867835
Pages : 238 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (867 users)
Download or read book Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley PDF or another Format written by Cynthia Copeland Lewis and published by The Mountaineers Books. This book was released on 2002 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * Guidebook to short, easy hikes and trails your children will be comfortable on* Includes ideas for keeping the kids engaged and having funNew York's Catskills have long been an outdoor playground for families escaping from the city. Here's a guidebook that shows you hikes that the whole family can do. Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley, 2nd Ed. includes games that will keep the kids engaged and enjoying the trails. From Catskills State Park, Bear-Mountain-Harriman State Park, Hudson Highlands, Shawangunk Mountains, Southern Taconics, the Long Path, and the Appalachian Trail, there's something for everyone in this all-inclusive guidebook.Hikes detailed include shorter two- and four-mile hikes to six-plus miles and overnighters. Practical information on hiking with children - setting a realistic pace, playing games, and encouraging personal and environmental responsibility - make this a guidebook to recommend.
Download or read book The Catskills PDF or another Format written by Alf Evers and published by Overlook Press. This book was released on 1982 with total page 920 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the colorful history and legends of the Catskills provides insight into the forces that have influenced its development
Download or read book Guide to the Catskills and the Region Around PDF or another Format written by Arthur G. Adams and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Elisée Reclus
Release Date : 1893
ISBN 10 : MSU:31293023298403
Pages : pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (312 users)
Download or read book The Earth and Its Inhabitants ...: The United States PDF or another Format written by Elisée Reclus and published by . This book was released on 1893 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
The Scenery of the Catskill Mountains as Described by Irving, Cooper, Bryant, W.G. Clark, N.P. Willis, Miss Martineau, Tyrone Power, Park Benjamin, Thomas Cole, Bayard Taylor and Other Eminient Writers
Release Date : 1885
ISBN 10 : SRLF:AA0008770455
Pages : 49 pages
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Download or read book The Scenery of the Catskill Mountains as Described by Irving, Cooper, Bryant, W.G. Clark, N.P. Willis, Miss Martineau, Tyrone Power, Park Benjamin, Thomas Cole, Bayard Taylor and Other Eminient Writers PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 49 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Wellesley Prelude PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1890 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: