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    A  MAGAZINE  WINTER 2017  FOR  KAATSKILL  VOLUME 32  LIVING NUMBER 4
TOC O  WINTER 2017 VOLUME 32 NUMBER 4   4.95  D E PA R T M E N T S 2  AREA MAP  4  360 DEGREES  64  KAATSKILL GEOLOGIST TH...
CONSULTANT   Nina A.M. Lawford-Juviler PUBLISHER AND EDITOR  Donald F. Bishop, II FAX    607-746-3135 CONTRIBUTORS  Peter ...
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360 Degrees From The Bench Concert Series  DELAWARE C OUNTY  Justin Kolb will be hosting his winter concert series. Januar...
360 Degrees laden woodland paradise. Seven themed rooms will have names like The Beautiful Blacksmith,The Dashing Haberdas...
360 Degrees I will miss my conversations with Karen, and only wish I could have had one more time to express my appreciato...
                                360 Degrees       The main attraction for the first of what was to be many carnivals to co...
360 Degrees Deer Run trail was also widened in anticipation of the additional skier and rider traffic generated from the g...
360 Degrees Hinchey said,    I know that I   m a better fighter than most people, and I   m happy to employ those skills o...
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GOTHAM   S WATERWORKS  The Cost of Empire by Lawrence C. Swayne, MD, photography by author     Although virtually all empi...
dam releases to enhance flood control, riparian ecology, and fishing were quickly washed away by harsh realities. Frigid w...
opposite page  Ongoing repairs to the Gilboa Dam spillway. below  Model of a tunnel which is displayed at the Time and the...
ities from 5 Catskill counties formed the Coalition of Watershed Towns chaired by Perry Shelton, now deceased. Although th...
opposite page  West Branch of the Delaware River below the Cannonsville Reservoir. this page  Fishing on the Ashokan Reser...
below  A DEP police car. The DEP maintains jurisdiction in fourteen counties including the five counties of New York City....
employees, including almost 1,000 scientists, engineers, surveyors, watershed maintainers and other professionals in the u...
An Ashokan Chronology Long before the white man Native Americans hunted and fished along the banks of the Esopus Creek. Th...
Angstrom Archive  built  later a forge, blacksmith shop, and store were developed. Lemuel was active in local civic affair...
Angstrom Archive  In 1905 Eastern Dynamite Co. took over the pulp mills on the Esopus. The Dynamite Co. had been formed in...
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Angstrom Archive Angstrom Archive  top  It took two horses to haul bales of wood pulp to nearby Brown   s Station, Ulster ...
Larson Fisher Associates Larson Fisher Associates  Larson Fisher Associates  Turnwood Covered Bridge 1938-39 the Turnwood ...
above  Glass Blowing shop built by Reeves and Angstrom, more recently used as Blacksmith Shop. left  Lawyer   s office mov...
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Andrew Angstrom reconstructed Town of Olive stone school house, brought to the Ashokan Campus Covered Bridge Association a...
Angstrom Archive  above  Outdoor Education Association flyer 1976  note a young Andrew H. Angstom on the top of the progra...
Angstrom Archive  above and top and bottom, opposite page  Andrew H. Angstrom    Home Grown    graphics.  28
Angstrom Archive     The construction of the Ashokan dam and the flooding of a vast area for NYC   s first reservor oblite...
Angstrom Archive  opposite page, center  Kent Reeves was creative in finding new sources of income after SUNY New Paltz cu...
and Molly teamed with prominent attorney Rosemary Nichols to form the Ashokan Foundation. They worked in partnership with ...
sale of the 258 acres. The Ashokan Foundation used these funds to help build new dormitories and dining facilities that ar...
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Turnwood Covered Bridge At Ashokan Restored by Arnold M. Graton Associates 2017  An interview with Meg and Arnold Graton p...
Arnold Graton Associates Interview Meg Graton I really enjoyed our time here with the children  everyone around was so acc...
Turnwood covered bridge undressed  siding boards removed  for its restoration. Cat walks along sides allow workers conveni...
A Bailey bridge frame is pushed through the center of this Johnson Creek Covered bridge in Kentucky to provide a skeleton ...
reated timbers for it. Back then, access to pressure-treated lumber was probably available to the railroads, so you put th...
were bad. It leaned a bit, water dripped on the bottom chords, and it rotted fast. It had flying buttresses or elephant ea...
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left  The yellow straps fine tune the adjustment of the camber of the bridge using heavy steel beams as a skeleton  note c...
use some modern equipment, but we try to replicate the old ways as much as possible. So, we build them flat on the ground,...
Arnold Really, not especially. Quite often people ask me that but we have done enough of    em so nothing surprises  you j...
A 16-inch circular saw used to trim timbers. Note three tree nails in bottom chord of bridge. Tom Molly had a question  wh...
Tim Graton shows new  L  and old  R  tree nails, behind him are some of the 800 tree nails in the Turnwood Bridge. Arnold ...
Tom What is it like doing this work and passing it on to Tim  Arnold Well I like doing it, I don   t play golf so I am sur...
issue. He was right there, next to Stephen King and Toll House cookies. I am very proud that he accomplished so very much ...
Doug Fir, the new stuff  the reason we use Doug Fir is that it has really good elastic strength so, it makes sense. There ...
about two months worth of turning. We make three-inch by three-inch blocks  put them into the nine-foot lathe so, if you a...
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The Gratons borrowed Matt from Ashokan to work on the Turnwood Bridge. Matt had worked at Ashokan since 2011 with student ...
The Rebirth of Blenheim Bridge By Rebecca Andre  Many agreed the Blenheim Bridge was the world   s longest single span woo...
power tools and historically accurate hand tools. On site you will find handsaws, mallets, chisels and slicks dating back ...
Stan   s grandfather Milton even worked on restoration of the original Blenheim Bridge in 1974. He also wrote a book, Last...
local, county or town costs. There were wild estimates of a cost of up to  25 million circulated on social media, all of w...
Generations of lovers had carved their initials in its timbers. There are great hopes for the bridge to serve as a destina...
BRIDGING THE PAST By Lillian Browne, photography by the author unless otherwise noted Originally constructed for horse and...
Fitch   s Covered Bridge  In rehabilitation, history could not be completely preserved, and Hemlock was switched out with ...
Fitch   s Covered Bridge  bridge was held together with two and one-half inch thick pins, boiled in tallow and linseed oil...
Tuscorora Bridge neering language that includes terms like    tipping points, unhitching winches, pivots and spooling down...
Built in 1865 by John Davidson. A single span of 98 crossing the Beaverkill in Beaverkill State Park. Displays a Town trus...
a cost of  975,000, in which the lower chords were replaced by using three laminated one-piece beams joined to form each c...
2001 for  1,000 and moved to its new location in 1954. A fuel-truck broke through the bridge decking and landed in the str...
KaatskillGeologist  The Glacier and the Golf Course By Robert and Johanna Titus, photography by the authors  The upper Eas...
Years ago  Fall issue, 2003 , The Kaatskill Geologist followed Burroughs in his route and described the glacier that had, ...
Now, we watch as the ice melts back, beginning a final retreat. We find ourselves standing atop the great mound of earth t...
geologists of braided hair, hence the name. Now we look south and, spread out before us, is a flat mass of almost bare san...
ing our late Ice Age voyage. It had not long survived the Ice Age. It had drained of its own accord, but then, thousands o...
appears, and with it, another, and very different, landscape. We knew exactly what we were looking at as soon as we saw it...
KaatskillDining  Brio   s -  So Much More Than Pizza  By Rebecca Andre, photography by the author  Opened in 1973, Brio   ...
For breakfast, choose from Country Skillets of local eggs or homemade cinnamon bread French toast. Lunch and dinner offeri...
top  Desserts fresh baked daily by    Heavenly Cakes   . above  Peach Pear Spinach Smoothie with homemade blueberry muffin...
your next Catskill hike or trip back to the city, beverage choices abound. Sip a Peach Pear Spinach Smoothie or a cup of l...
KaatskillLodgings  PHOENICIA BELLE  A Romantic Catskill Gem By Rebecca Andre, photography by the author  74
Tucked away in the ever-popular hamlet of Phoenicia, Ulster County, there is the Phoenicia Belle Bed   Breakfast, a place ...
Sylvia, and her parents, Violet and Sparrow.    Sylvia   s Room    is bright and romantic, with a quilt-covered sleigh bed...
vintage clothing and the work of local artists, along with the art of the Fraser children, Chance and Viva. Separating the...
EASTERN LARCH and BLACK SPRUCE By Michael Kudish
KaatskillForest Historian  opposite page  This photo shows a typical mature black spruce crown, with discontinuous tufts o...
The only places where eastern larch and black spruce sur vive today in the Catskills are sites that the shade-tolerant spe...
BLACK SPRUCE ON THE GREENE COUNTY MOUNTAIN TOP  The folks at the Mountain Top Arboretum near Tannersville have named a por...
PAST DISTRIBUTION OF EASTERN LARCH. THE MAP SYMBOL IS A TRIANGLE. How do we know that eastern larch was once widespread in...
they may struggle a little with the natural distribution of tree species within the greater Catskill region  why each spec...
Eastern larch needles beginning to turn yellow. This is our only deciduous Catskills native conifer. Following is a list o...
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TOWERING WHITE PINE By Ryan Trapani, Director of Forest Services, CFA photography by the author This might seem strange fo...
remember this tree by. The sap is used by the tree to seal off wounds. When it hardens it turns white and smells pretty go...
lemons by dry weight. The needles were used to stave off scurvy for those same British sailors before refrigeration and ch...
The Improbable Community  Camp Woodland and the American Democratic Ideal By Bill Horne  A Review by Ginny Scheer Everyone...
author is Bill Horne, who published the book himself in 2016. It is available locally at the Catskill Mountain Artisans Gu...
Nellie Bly Ballard, Catskill artist, talks with Norman Studer about her painting process. M.E. Grenander Studer Papers. Th...
inal compositions by the music director  Herb Haufrecht, Norman Cazden, and Bob De Cormier , based on campers    field stu...
The camp   s affirmative steps toward social justice included a persistent policy of diversity, a program that created a s...
Upstate Cauldron  Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State. By Joscelyn Godwin.  SUNY Press Excelsior Edition...
IM A G E S  O F T H E N O R T H E R N C AT S K I L L S Fine landscape photography by Francis X. Driscoll  Fran Driscoll at...