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SOTM Contents: Oct-Dec 2019

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Vol. 63, No. 4; October-December 2019


History of the Old Nyack-Suffern Turnpike
Rockland County historian George H. Budke gave this speech in October 1926, at the dedication of a marker for the one-mile post of the turnpike.

My Old Stone House
The author, Marjorie Douglas, and her husband, Henry, moved to Rockland County in 1981, when they bought their old stone house in Sparkill and restored it with the intention of starting a home business. Known as Douglas House, Inc., it has been a site for shooting commercials, talk shows and movies. Marjorie’s recent book, Pidge and Jamie, is based on letters her parents wrote to each other when both served in France's war zone during World War I.

COVER PICTURE: Detail of Tunis Smith’s 1824 Plan for the Nyack Turnpike. From the Collections of the Historical Society of Rockland County.

Editor’s Note: On page 5, Budke mentions “Levinson’s corner.”  From his description, this would be where Route 303 now crosses Route 59. Greenbush Road/Kings Highway used to cross here.

SOUTH OF THE MOUNTAINS (ISSN 0489-9563) is published quarterly by

The Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY10956
Phone: (845) 634-9629
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Single copy price of South of the Mountains is $5, including postage and handling.

While all efforts are made to ensure accuracy in the articles, the Historical Society assumes no responsibility for opinions and conclusions expressed or implied by contributors.

The editors welcome contributions of letters and articles. Please contact us at the Historical Society.

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Editor:  Marjorie H. Johnson
Consulting Editor: Marianne B. Leese

Printing by Harrington Press, Nyack, New York

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