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Gardiner and Lake Minnewaska (Images of America) by Carleton Mabee

By Carleton Mabee

situated midway among manhattan urban and Albany, the Gardiner and Minnewaska zone contains not just the Wallkill Valley lowlands but additionally Lake Minnewaska, a mountain lake, and the wonders of the mountains round it. The quarter, settled a few 300 years in the past by means of French Huguenots and Dutch, lengthy featured dairy and fruit farming within the valley and millstone slicing and berry selecting within the mountains. In wonderful photos, Gardiner and Lake Minnewaska portrays the background of this sector: the Tuthilltown gristmill, in operation for greater than 200 years; the Gardiner boarding homes and Minnewaska mountain lodges, which for years attracted site visitors; the country park that built because the motels disappeared and that now bargains an unlimited community of mountaineering trails; and the increase of 2 new bold activities: mountaineering and skydiving.

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