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South of the Mountains Vol. 58, No. 1
South of the Mountains Vol. 58, No. 1


The Story of the Ramapo Saltbox: An Old Structure's Journey from a Sterling Iron Worker's House in Sloatsburg to an Environmental Research Center in Ramapo
The author, Chuck Stead, is an environmental educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County, an adjunct professor of Environmental Studies with Ramapo College of New Jersey, restoration consultant to the Town of Ramapo, and the director of education with the Ramapo Saltbox ERC. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Antioch School of Environmental Studies in Keene, New Hampshire. Chuck received a preservation leadership award at the Historical Society's 2013 Preservation Merit Awards ceremony for his work as an environmental educator and as a story­teller. He grew up in Hillburn and lives with his family in Nyack.

Book Review
Your editor reviews Back Porch Stories by Chuck Stead.

From the Collections
Caroline Tapley serves as the secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Historical Society. For many years, she has been volunteering her time in our museum collections.

A Weekend in West Nyack: West Nyack's Opportunity to Shine 
The author, Madeline Muller, has been a resident of West Nyack for 53 years. She was instrumental in organizing the 2013 house tour. She takes pride in her community and is inspired to be a force in handing it over to the next generation greater and more beautiful than when she inherited it. She is a
member of the Historical Society Board of Trustees.


The restored Ramapo Saltbox Environmental Research Center, from the collection of Chuck Stead.

South of the Mountains (ISSN -0489-9563) is published quarterly by

The Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY  10956
Telephone: 845 634 9629

Editor: Marjorie H. Johnson
Consulting Editor: Marianne Leese, HSRC Senior Historian

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