Esther Van Slyke was thrilled when she got to see early aviator Harry N. Atwood’s unintentional stop in Nyack while performing a flight from Albany to New York City in August of 1911.
Ted Bowles’ grandfather was not a beekeeper. So what did he carry in his honey wagon at the turn of the century? Listen to Ted’s story and find out.
Early in the spring, the predominant chorus at this local pond was young peepers. Now in mid-summer the choir has taken on new voices.
Before the Alexander Hamilton’s last voyage on the Hudson River in 1971, Conrad Milster of the Pratt Institute, recorded its steam whistle.
William Hand describes the Aniline explosion in 1919 giving us a scientific explanation as to why the explosion occurred. From the Nyack Library Oral history Collection.
Conrad Milster, the Chief Engineer at the Pratt Institute, for years has been collecting the sounds of old steam whistles, including the old Newburgh-Beacon Ferry.
When Andra Maguran travels the back roads of the Hudson Valley, she is not looking at the bucolic scenery. Instead she scouts for a special sort of house.