Biography of a River: The People & Legends of the Hudson Valley

By: Mylod, John; Thomas, Alec

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Reissue. Jacket lightly rubbed and toned, top corner of front free endpaper clipped. 1979 Hard Cover. [xii], 244 pp. 8vo. The Hudson Valley refers to the valley of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in New York State, generally from northern Westchester County northward to the cities of Albany and Troy. Historically a cradle of European settlement in the northeastern United States and a strategic battleground in colonial wars, it now consists of suburbs of the metropolitan area of New York City at its southern end, shading into rural territory, including exurbs, farther north. Geographically, the Hudson Valley could refer to all areas along the Hudson River, including Bergen County, New Jersey. However, this definition is not commonly used and the Tappan Zee Bridge is often considered the southern limit of the area. Though Westchester County is often classified as part of the region, Westchester residents who live at the southern end of the county (and especially the parts closer to the Long Island Sound than the Hudson River) generally do not associate themselves with the region, unless their town includes Hudson River banks. Including all of Westchester County in the definition of the region would seem unusual to many and seems like something one might only read in a travel guide. In fact, there is a road sign on the New York State Thruway in Yonkers that suggests that the Hudson Valley region is located somewhere farther to the north and west along the Thruway. - Wikipedia

Title: Biography of a River: The People & Legends of the Hudson Valley

Author: Mylod, John; Thomas, Alec

Categories: American, Natural History, Americana, New York,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1979

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2265290