Sunset Rock: A Photographic Study

August 06, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Sunset Rock is one of the finest views in all of the Catskill Park. Its open ledge area overlooks North and South Lakes and South Mountain (2,460 feet), with Kaaterskill High Peak (3,655 feet) and Roundtop Mountain (3,440 feet) hovering in the background to the south west. The ridge of North Mountain can be seen towards the northwest. The Hudson Va...
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Conklin Hill Falls: A Photographic Study

July 30, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Conklin Hill Falls is a quiet, yet beautiful, destination in the Willowemoc Wild Forest, located between the hamlets of Claryville and Livingston Manor. The falls are located on an unnamed tributary that feeds in to the Willowemoc Creek, sister to the more famous Beaverkill River. There are actually several falls along the unmarked trail, rangin...
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Rosendale Trestle: A Photographic Study

July 23, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Rosendale Trestle was originally opened in April 1872 to serve the Wallkill Valley Railroad along its line from New Paltz to Kingston. The bridge was built of iron, in five spans, supported by heavy stone piers and abutment, along with iron columns. At the time of its construction, it was the highest span bridge in the United States. The bridge...
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Pickles: The Saugerties Dinosaur

July 16, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The extreme road side dinosaur known as Pickles can be found at the entrance of the always popular Rip Van Winkle Campground in Saugerties, New York. Blending the body of an Apatosaurus with the head of a T-Rex, the large-scale skeleton stands 38 feet tall and 49 feet long and weighs four tons. The skeleton was constructed in 1994 by Bens...
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The “X” Barn of Callicoon

July 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The region around Callicoon in Sullivan County, New York is home to a great number of farms and barns. According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, Sullivan County is home to 366 farms with an average size of 164 acres. Some of the top products from the county include poultry and eggs, milk from cows, hay, cattle and calves and vegetables, melons,...
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Want a Nice Cold Coke?

July 02, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
For most of my visits to the Catskills, I have planned my shooting destinations in advance, while also allowing for a degree of change for lighting, weather, etc. Although it may sound oxymoronic, sometimes as part of the planning process, I will schedule a morning or an afternoon with no plan, to either scout possible future locations or to just s...
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The Children Are Our Future: Jeffersonville Central School

June 25, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Jeffersonville Central School building is located in the village of Jeffersonville in Sullivan County. It is situated on the top of Behnken Hill, the high point of the 54-acre campus. East of the school is the central business district of the Jeffersonville village, while to the north, west and south are “the rolling foothills of the Catskill M...
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Signs of the Past in Monticello

June 18, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Ghost signs are old and fading advertising signs painted on the exterior building walls, often remaining in place well after the business has closed. Ghost signs can be found throughout the Catskills and across the United States. The ghost signs seen here advertise for Al Cohen’s Sport Shop and the legendary Roark’s Tavern in the village of Montice...
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The Last of an Era: The One-Room Ferndale Schoolhouse

June 11, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Ferndale School is a one-story, one-room wood-frame schoolhouse located in the small hamlet of Ferndale in Sullivan County, New York. The school was built circa 1850 for District 6 in the town of Liberty, New York. The hamlet of Ferndale, formerly known as Liberty Falls, is located south of the village of Liberty. The Mongaup River a...
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What Once Was: The Apollo Mall at Monticello

June 04, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The long-abandoned Apollo Mall on the east side of Monticello first opened in 1983. The mall, formerly the Monteco Mall, was developed by Alfred S. “Flap” Ingber of Fallsburg (1931-1991). Ingber was a graduate of Columbia University in 1954 and later served as president of the Apollo Scaffold and Equipment Company in Monticello. In 1973...
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Hunter, New York: The Story of Dolan’s Lake

May 28, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Dolan’s Lake, is scenically located adjacent to the Schoharie Creek at the base of Hunter Mountain in Greene County, New York. The park at the lake is a popular summer swimming destination, with public fishing, walking paths, picnic tables and a pavilion also available. Dolan’s Lake Park is home to a memorial in honor of the September 11, 20...
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Ellenville Pride: The Boy with the Boot

May 21, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Located in Liberty Square at the center of Ellenville, the four-foot, bronze “Boy with the Boot” statue has come to symbolize the small Ulster County village. This public Ellenville version was created in 1997 by local sculptor Matt Pozorski. It was modeled after one of the original Ellenville “Boy with the Boot” statues that was located for many y...
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Longo’s Work: The Woodridge O. & W. Mural

May 14, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Walking along Broadway in the village of Woodridge in Sullivan County, New York, perhaps on your way to a restaurant or to the market, you will find an amazing, 100-foot-long mural dedicated to the history of the New York, Ontario and Western Railway (N.Y. O. & W.). The mural, located on the side of Slater’s Garage building, was completed in the...
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Our Lady of Knock Shrine: A Photographic Study

May 07, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Our Lady of Knock Shrine is located in the northern Catskills at the hamlet of East Durham. The beautiful church is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. Reverend Jay Atherton is the current pastor of the church, which offers daily and weekend masses. Atherton also serves as pastor for Sacred Heart in Cairo, St. John the Baptist in Greenvil...
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Forestburgh Log Cabin: A Photographic Study

April 30, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Forestburgh Log Cabin, constructed circa the 1790s, is one of the earliest structures built in Sullivan County, New York. The Forestburgh town website notes that the cabin was once owned by Abe Cuddeback. A primitive school was functioning at the cabin prior to the town of Forestburgh being established. For many years the cabin was und...
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