Friday, August 22, 2014

Lots of History

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It was a rainy day all day. We had seen a sign advertising an estate sale and went to it. We olny bought one small piece of jewelry.

We then drove through an old part of Hurley, New York. The light poles had banners saying the town was founded in 1662. The banners were from the town’s 350th year which was in 2012.
We saw one old house that said General Washington was given a reception there on November 16, 1782. In the immediate area there were lots of old stone houses. There even was a newer one that had a date of 1850 on it.

One of the houses said it was the temporary Capitol of New York after the burning of Kingston in 1777.

We saw lot of historic sites and signs along a short section of Main Street in Hurley.

It is hard for me to imagine how much history is in the area. We are seeing things that we only read about in school. The town is now 352 years old.

One of the signs by a building told of how a British spy was detained in the house and then hanged during the Revolutionary War.

We were supposed to have a campfire in the RV Park tonight for everyone, but it is still raining as I write this, so I don’t know if they will be able to hold the event.

Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. I'll bet most of the people in that town, don't have a clue about its history. I find most people have never even read the markers.