Our Historic Hudson

By: Dyson, John S.; Udall, Stewart L.

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First edition. Front jacket flap clipped. Ink gift note on front free endpaper. 1968 Hard Cover. xiv, 109 pp. The Hudson Valley refers to the valley of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in New York state, United States, 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. Another geographical issue involves the northern extent of the Hudson Valley, and specifically, the northern half of the Hudson River, which does not flow through the valley commonly called the Hudson Valley. Although the southern half of the river flows through the center of a great glacial valley which extends from Lake Champlain to New York City, the northern half of the river runs through the Adirondack Mountains. The great glacial valley continues, apart from the Hudson, farther north, where it is known as the Champlain Valley.

Title: Our Historic Hudson

Author: Dyson, John S.; Udall, Stewart L.

Illustrator: Woolley, A. E.

Categories: American, Modern First Editions, Natural History, Americana, New York,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, James B. Adler, Inc.: 1968

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2299745