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SOTM Contents: Apr-Jun 2021

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Vol. 65, No. 2  — April–June 2021


Nyack's Mystery Man: Who Was Edward D. Hesdra?
The author, Michael Nevins, M.D., is a retired internist who lives in Piermont. He has written several books on the history of medicine and is a frequent contributor to South of the Mountains.

Where Was Nyack's Underground Railroad Station? 
Winston C. Perry Jr. has been researching this question for a long time. Win, a former trustee of the Historical Society of Rockland County, is a retired architect, president of the Historical Society of the Nyacks and historian of the Village of Upper Nyack.

Graveyard Search 
For our readers: an insight into what your editors get up to.

COVER PICTURE: 1860 Census showing Edward Hesdra (age 49) and Cynthia Hesdra (age 52) as black residents of Nyack on the fifth and fourth lines from the bottom of the page. Edward is listed as a laborer, with the value of his real estate being $25,000 and his personal estate being $500.

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

Printing by Harrington Press, Nyack, New York


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