Shandaken in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Catskill Mountains - Shandaken Area
Historic New York
Timber and water power made lumbering the principal occupation. Great stands of of hemlock supplied bark for tanning leather. Furniture makers and hoop shavers once labored here. Bluestone quarrymen and glass blowers also used the resources of the area. Catskill vistas attracted many artists, and Washington Irving and John Burroughs wrote about the surroundings. The mountains have long been famous as a resort area. In 1904, the State established the Forest Preserve to safeguard forever the natural resources.
Shandaken Tunnel, 18 miles long, was dug to
Erected 1965 by State Education Department/New York State/Department of Transportation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
Location. 42° 3.174′ N, 74° 17.487′ W. Marker is in Shandaken, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 28 and Mt. Pleasant Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 28. Marker is in the rest area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shandaken NY 12480, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zen Mountain Monastery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Shandaken (approx. 1.6 miles away); Catskill Communities (approx. 1.9 miles away); Inspiring the American Imagination (approx. 1.9 miles away); Catskill History (approx. 1.9 miles away); Firetowers (approx. 1.9 miles away); Phoenicia Station Centennial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Shandaken Eagle (approx. 2.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 14, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.