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West Nyack in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Nyack's Last Horse Trough

 
 
West Nyack's Last Horse Trough Marker Photo, Click for full size
Historical Society of Rockland County, August 4, 2009
1. West Nyack's Last Horse Trough Marker
Inscription. This trough was built at a time when horses provided the basic means of transporting people and their possessions in Rockland County. It was fed by an underground spring that provided clean water for any thirsty animal in the neighborhood. Using 19th Century masonry, the trough has been fully restored and serves as a permanent memorial to a time when traffic and life itself moved at a slower pace.
 
Erected 2004 by Historical Society of Rockland County, Sponsored by New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan, the West Nyack Rotary Club and the Friends of the West Nyack Library.
 
Location. 41° 5.887′ N, 73° 58.422′ W. Marker is in West Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Strawtown Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the West Nyack Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Strawtown Road, West Nyack NY 10994, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Parsonage (approx. ¼ mile away); West Nyack World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Clarkstown Reformed Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clarksville Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clarksville (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Nyack Turnpike (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington’s Encampment (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pye's Corner (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Nyack.
West Nyack's Last Horse Trough and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
2. West Nyack's Last Horse Trough and Marker

 
Also see . . .  Historic Photograph of the Horse Trough. A historic photograph from the West Nyack Library showing the horse trough. (Submitted on August 4, 2009, by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.) 
 
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West Nyack's Last Horse Trough Marker Photo, Click for full size
Historical Society of Rockland County, August 4, 2009
3. West Nyack's Last Horse Trough Marker
The trough was fenced for safety. It did not have a fence around it when it was used in the 19th Century.
 

 
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