"Kingston & Ulster Townships" 

Available July 27th, 2009

A pictoral history of the oldest town in Ulster County and its youngest progeny.

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# of Pages: 128
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
On Sale Date: 07/27/2009

Style: Pictorial History with over 17,000 words of well researched textual explanations.
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Rear Cover Description

The town of Kingston, incorporated in 1667, is the oldest township in Ulster County and shares its history with the town of Ulster. Kingston was comprised of the diverse hamlets of Eddyville, Flatbush, Lake Katrine, and Dutch Settlement, with water-powered mills, icehouses, and truck and dairy farms. Ulster, the youngest township in the county, remained largely rural and agricultural until just after World War II, when IBM Corporation opened its Kingston area facility, bringing with it highways, housing, and retail giants. Lacking a geographic center, Ulster Township instead has taken on the identity of the business hub and mainstay of commerce for the entire county. Through vintage photographs, Kingston and Ulster Townships explores the growth of these proud communities.

Author Information

Authors of the popular title Esopus and many local history articles, Ulster County natives Susan B. Wick and Karl R. Wick, authors of Esopus, are longtime historians and genealogists. Susan, a journalist and professional land title examiner, has been the Coxing Bear Clan history keeper since 1965. Karl is an associate professor of computer science at the State University of New York, Ulster.

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