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Pollepel Island – Google Sightseeing

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I read while staying at the Hudson House and working on the remediation design of the Marathon Battery Superfund EPA site in Cold Spring, in the Foundry Cove between the village and Constitution Island across the Hudson River’s westside, West Point Military Academy that the author Harriet Beecher Stowe (when introduced to then President Abraham Lincoln, he remarked it’s said, “So here’s the little lady that started the war” or something like that) was inspired by the legend and used it in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” though differently. The Stowes were noted abolishionists especially in Brooklyn, NY. The scene is later recreated in early silent film.  Pollepel Island (Island week 2) – Google Sightseeing


Written by georgejmyersjr

09/02/2008 at 2:07 pm

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