Rondout’s colorful history from its early sighting by Henry Hudson in 1609 to the present day, by the respected and beloved writer and historian, Bob Steuding.
Rondout: A Hudson River Port
About the Book
Rondout: A Hudson River Port tells a tale of floods, fires and plagues, of commercial enterprise and the acquisition of vast, untaxed fortunes, as well as the expression of public spiritedness in both peace and war. From its early days of Dutch settlement to the boom years of the nineteenth century after the construction of the Delaware & Hudson Canal to the final flowering of Rondout at Kingston Point, this book portrays the vibrant, often rambunctious life on one of our country’s great river ports and the characters who built it.
About the Author
A writer on Catskill Mountain and Hudson River Valley subjects since the 1960s, Bob Steuding has also served the region as a teacher, town historian, and Ulster County poet laureate. A native of the Catskills, Steuding is the author of two other regional histories, The Last of the Handmade Dams: The Story of the Ashokan Reservoir and Rondout: A Hudson River Port. He has also written two collections of poetry, Ashokan and Winter Sun and a critical biography of the Pulitzer Prize poet Gary Snyder. Bob lives with his wife Martha in Olivebridge near the Ashokan Reservoir.
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