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Legends of the Shawangunk

Legends of the Shawangunk SNON001A Instant Download Price
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Buy and Download Description Originally published in 1887, the author has drawn on a variety of sources to present a history of the Shawangunk region (pronounced "Shon-gum") and its early settlers. Like so many 19th century local histories, this blood-soaked account of Indian rampages and depredations preserves the glory days of the colonial era. Accounts of the Esopus Wars, Huguenot settlers, Tom Quick, Indian massacres, Catherine DuBois, the Battle of Minisink, and other important events of the colonial and Revolutionary era are presented with spirit and style. The book also preserves a variety of tales relating to important regional landmarks, such as Sam''s Point, The Traps, and New Paltz. There are about a dozen original illustrations.

This masterfully crafted eBook faithfully preserves the 1887 edition in its entirety, including illustrations and footnotes which have been eliminated from modern reprints. It is fully searchable and fully printable. (209pp, 2.13 Mb)

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The Shawangunk and its Environs
The Delawares
The First Esopus War
The Second Esopus War
The Esopus Mutiny
The War with the Jerseymen
The Mastodon
Catherine DuBois
Greycourt Inn
Minisink Battle
Brant and the School-girls
Claudius Smith
Edward Roblin
Lieutenant Burt
The DuBois Homestead
Massacre at Fantinekill
Burning of Wawarsing
Kortright''s Expedition
Anderson and Osterhout
Polly Tidd
Captivity of Mrs. Coleman
Phebe Reynolds and the Tories
Miss Land''s Midnight Journey
The Tories after the Revolution
Tom Quick, the Indian Slayer
Tom Quick and the Indian Muskwink
Tom Quick and the Buck with Seven Skins
Tom Quick''s Indian Exploits
Indian Stratagem to Slay Tom Quick
The Savages plan Tom Quick''s Capture
Early Settlers of the Shawangunk Region
A Border Alarm
Sam''s Point, or the Big Nose of Aioskawasting
"Gross" Hardenburgh
Little Jessie Mitteer and the Bear-trap
A Rival of Israel Putnam
Panther Hunting at Long Pond
Bear Hunt on the Mongaup River
Casualty on Blue Mountain
Nelson Crocker and the Panthers
The Disappointed Groom
New Paltz
Needderduytse Taal te Schawankonk
The Traps
Shanks Ben
Facts and Fancies

Originally published in 1887, the author has drawn on a variety of sources to present a history of the Shawangunk region (pronounced "Shon-gum") and its early settlers. Like so many 19th century local histories, this blood-soaked account of Indian ra
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