Archive for December 2010
Interesting article and a comment.
Interesting article and my comments. Sorry, I confused Jesse James with “Billy the Kid”.
Attention New York Federal legislators:
We respectfully request that in the 111th Congress you pass America’s Great Outdoors Act (S. 303), a bipartisan package of pending legislation to expand and protect our irreplaceable historic and cultural sites that would stimulate economic growth in local communities, enable more citizen-led preservation, and study important historic and cultural resources.
Believe it or not, growing up on Long Island, we would make a trip to the "Great Outdoors" camping and surplus store in Patchogue, NY, an old center of commerce on the south-side of Suffolk County, where street cars once ran. I even knew a high school English teacher, Mr. Glass who worked there part-time. This legislation is important to all those people who work in the American Great Outdoors, where I’ve also worked in archeology for Federal, state and local endeavors, public and private. I hope you will help by passing this needed legislation, to continue efforts in preservation and knowledge.
Tappan Zee Bridge Dedication Committee 1955 pamphlet: Thanks, I appreciate it. According to the Constitution Island history group they mention in one of their newsletters that island was an ancestral home of the Tappan natives. I sometimes think the State of NY should take it and join up with the marsh they run, once an Audubon nature preserve, Constitution Marsh. There was an attempt to grow rice there, maybe ca. WWII? I often looked at it, and stood on it for survey and perspective of old stereo pairs of the West Point Foundry, most likely taken from there, and wondered if there wasn’t a whole bunch of workers there too. If you look on my blog, there is a recent entry of maps that I’ve seen online that show some of the older “roads” or walkways through the marsh to Constitution Island. The island it’s written somewhere also predated the American cause as cited. Bernard Romans, the Dutch patriot and cartographer to the American Revolutionary Army was in charge of designing the forts on it, which General Washington thought too…ah pretty or refined. The British later sacked and ruined them during the “divide and conquer” the Cornwallis brothers were attempting, the one a personal friend of the King. His wig tested by British forensics (Scientifics) was found to have had at least five times the amount of arsenic put into wigs recorded to prevent lice and other bugs. It’s thought sitting next to the King George he may have “inadvertently” poisoned him. Ah, cloak and dagger, is there no end to it? In my opinion, not as long as there was iron manufactured in the lower Hudson River.
In my web: Historic American technology: Swamp Angels
which hyperlinks also here: Loose cannons and foggy logic
duplicated in my Blogger blog: Red Ink and Rewrites? We don’t need no…
I was looking through a searchable database in a music store and Jimi Hendrix played bass on Winona Ryder’s godfather, Dr. Timothy Leary’s “speaking” album, it said. Poetry or prose? She ought to write a book someday like he did, what it was like to act accused of witchcraft in “The Crucible” and an android in the “Alien Resurrection”. The GQ author comments she became a focus after the events of 9/11/01, NYC’s Primary Day, where we were wondering what a new mayor would do with the city’s “windfall” from the then imminent sale of the World Trade Center by the NY/NJ Port Authority. If that was her motive, thanks for hanging on it.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost