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Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Catskill Mountains

400 Years of History

 
 
Catskill Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
1. Catskill Mountains Marker
Inscription.  Formed over 300 million years ago, the Catskill Mountains have more than 35 peaks over 3,500 feet, cover 6,000+ square miles, and provide 90% of New York City's water supply. The Catskills have been a tourist destination and a haven for artists for almost 200 years.

Catskill Peaks Pictured (from south to north):
• Twin
• Indian Head
• Overlook
• Round Top
• Kaaterskill High Peak
• North Mountain
• North Point

Background photo courtesy Linda T. Hubbard, local photographer
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 41° 42.635′ N, 73° 56.136′ W. Marker is in Poughkeepsie, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from Parker Avenue (New York State Route 9G) Ό mile east of Washington Street (New York State Route 9G), on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at knee-level on the north railing of the old Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, about 1/2 mile west of the Parker Avenue parking lot for Walkway Over the Hudson State
Catskill Mountains Marker • <i>wide view looking northwest<br>(Hudson River in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
2. Catskill Mountains Marker • wide view looking northwest
(Hudson River in background)
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Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steamboat & Ferry Landing (a few steps from this marker); Mid-Hudson Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Poughkeepsie's Little Italy (within shouting distance of this marker); North River Steamboat of Clermont (within shouting distance of this marker); Intercollegiate Rowing Association (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Poughkeepsie Whaling Company (about 400 feet away); Named for Englishman Henry Hudson (about 500 feet away); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge: Eastern Overland Approach (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poughkeepsie.
 
More about this marker. Originally built in 1889, today the repurposed Poughkeepsie Highland Railroad Bridge carries a scenic pedestrian walkway over the Hudson River.
 
Also see . . .  New York City Water Supply System (Wikipedia). Stretching up to 125 miles away from the city, New York City's water supply system is one of the most extensive municipal water systems in the world. In 1905, the City's newly-established Board of Water Supply launched the Catskill Aqueduct project, which would play a role in supplying the City's ever-growing population of residents and visitors. In 1915, Ashokan Reservoir and Catskill Aqueduct were established. The Catskill System has an operational capacity of approximately 850 million gallons per day. (Submitted on February 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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