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Historical Markers and War Memorials in High Falls, New York

 
Clickable Map of Ulster County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Ulster County, NY (263) Columbia County, NY (230) Delaware County, NY (81) Dutchess County, NY (310) Greene County, NY (117) Orange County, NY (518) Sullivan County, NY (150)  UlsterCounty(263) Ulster County (263)  ColumbiaCounty(230) Columbia County (230)  DelawareCounty(81) Delaware County (81)  DutchessCounty(310) Dutchess County (310)  GreeneCounty(117) Greene County (117)  OrangeCounty(518) Orange County (518)  SullivanCounty(150) Sullivan County (150)
Kingston is the county seat for Ulster County
High Falls is in Ulster County
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1New York (Ulster County), High Falls — Blacksmith Shop
Built late 19th century. Owned by Silas M. Niles 1899 - 1941Map (db m147713) HM
2New York (Ulster County), High Falls — Clove Reformed Church
→ 1½ Mile Site of Clove Reformed Church Organized in 1807. Moved to present site in High Falls 1867Map (db m147657) HM
3New York (Ulster County), High Falls — Discovery of Cement
At Bruceville, Nathaniel Bruce, burned in a blacksmith's forge, some native rock and discovered cement in 1818.Map (db m147718) HM
4New York (Ulster County), High Falls — Geology of High Falls
The scene before you reveals Silurian-age rock strata, which were deposited as open seafloor, tidal flat and lowland river sediments. These 410 million-year-old layers were tilted and deformed during the Acadian orogeny (a mountain building . . . Map (db m147772) HM
5New York (Ulster County), High Falls — High Falls War Memorial
To Honor The Young Men Of This Community Who By Their Patriotism And Loyalty Served God And Country In The Wars Of Our Nation This Tablet Is Placed Here By The High Falls Civic Association 1960Map (db m147727) WM
6New York (Ulster County), High Falls — Hydroelectric Power
In 1909 Abraham Robison's grist mill was converted into an electric generating station. Two 560 kilowatt generating units were placed into service in 1910. High Falls, along with Honk Falls in Warwarsing, were the principal sources of electric . . . Map (db m147827) HM
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7New York (Ulster County), High Falls — John Burroughs
American Naturalist Taught school at High Falls in 1857 near present building.Map (db m149311) HM
8New York (Ulster County), High Falls — Old Depuy House
Built in 1797 by S. and A. Depuy, who kept a tavern here. Map (db m147660) HM
9New York (Ulster County), High Falls — Old Stone Aqueduct
Built in 1825 by D. & H. Canal Co. Completed 1828; enlarged in 1842 and 1851. Abandoned Feb. 23, 1899.Map (db m147858) HM
10New York (Ulster County), High Falls — Roebling Aqueduct Abutment Trail
Roebling Aqueduct Abutment Trail Owned by the D&H Canal Historical Society This towpath trail leads to the remains of a D&H Canal suspension aqueduct designed by John Roebling, who later designed the Brooklyn Bridge. Photographs and a . . . Map (db m147853) HM
11New York (Ulster County), High Falls — The Aqueducts
Benjamin Wright, an engineer for the Erie Canal, was hired to lay out the route for the D &H Canal. John B. Jervis, chief engineer, constructed a double-arch aqueduct of cut stone to carry the canal across the Rondout Creek. It cost about $8,000. . . . Map (db m147834) HM
12New York (Ulster County), High Falls — The Delaware & Hudson Canal
In 1824 two Philadelphia merchants, Maurice and Wilbur Wurts, proposed a canal to transport coal from mines in northwest Pennsylvania to New York City via the Hudson River. The canal opened in 1828 at a cost of over one million dollars and was 108 . . . Map (db m147831) HM
13New York (Ulster County), High Falls — The High Falls Historic SiteAnd Hydroelectric Generating Facility
Water has thundered over the high falls since the end of the Ice Age. Early settlers called it the Great Falls. The first recorded transfer of land at the High Falls is a land grant of 50 acres to Frederick Hussey in 1676. Jacob Hasbrouck was . . . Map (db m147703) HM
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14New York (Ulster County), High Falls — Water-Powered Mills
The high falls were known to early settlers in the 1670's, but it was not until after the American Revolution that the water power was harnessed; after 1783 a mill was built on the north bank of the creek by Jacob Hasbrouck or his son Joseph, to . . . Map (db m147763) HM
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022