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Genre: Art
Author: Kenneth Myers
Publisher: Hudson River Museum
Release: 1987
File: 205 Pages
ISBN-13: 0943651050

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Genre: Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
Author: Thomas Morris Longstreth
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Release: 1921
File: 319 Pages
ISBN-13: NYPL:33433062489566

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For over two hundred years, the Catskill Mountains have been repeatedly and dramatically transformed by New York City. In Making Mountains, David Stradling shows the transformation of the Catskills landscape as a collaborative process, one in which local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities therein. This collaboration has had environmental, economic, and cultural consequences. Early on, the Catskills were an important source of natural resources. Later, when New York City needed to expand its water supply, engineers helped direct the city toward the Catskills, claiming that the mountains offered the purest and most cost-effective waters. By the 1960s, New York had created the great reservoir and aqueduct system in the mountains that now supplies the city with 90 percent of its water. The Catskills also served as a critical space in which the nation's ideas about nature evolved. Stradling describes the great influence writers and artists had upon urban residents - especially the painters of the Hudson River School, whose ideal landscapes created expectations about how rural America should appear. By the mid-1800s, urban residents had turned the Catskills into an important vacation ground, and by the late 1800s, the Catskills had become one of the premiere resort regions in the nation. In the mid-twentieth century, the older Catskill resort region was in steep decline, but the Jewish "Borscht Belt" in the southern Catskills was thriving. The automobile revitalized mountain tourism and residence, and increased the threat of suburbanization of the historic landscape. Throughout each of these significant incarnations, urban and rural residents worked in a rough collaboration, though not without conflict, to reshape the mountains and American ideas about rural landscapes and nature.

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Genre: History
Author: David Stradling
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Release: 2009-11-23
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 0295989890

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Publisher: SUNY Press
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438427652

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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.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Ed Van Put
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2014-11-04
File: 438 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781632201577

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Traditional songs from the Catskill area of New York State are accompanied by detailed discusssions of their roots, development, musical structure, and subject matter

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Genre: Music
Author: Norman Cazden
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 1982-01-01
File: 650 Pages
ISBN-13: 0873955811

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Irwin Richman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 1999
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 0738503088

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Francine Silverman
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Release: 2009-09-02
File: 493 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781588431431

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First road through the mountains.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Dorothy Kubik
Publisher: Purple Mountain PressLtd
Release: 2001
File: 120 Pages
ISBN-13: NWU:35556040923609

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Less than a day's drive from New York, Boston or Philadelphia, there are magical wilderness preserves, teeming with wildlife. Over 5,000 square miles of forests, lakes and mountains, the Adirondacks are among the most beautiful preserves in the world. The Catskills have deep gorges, great waterfalls, forested mountains, and some of the best fishing streams in the state. This guide recounts tales of the early Indians who roamed the forests, the first explorers, and the constant wars among the French and British, then the American colonists, for control of the land. But the book is mainly a guid.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Wilbur H. Morrison
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Release: 1995
File: 165 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781588432506

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