Starting in 1894, the Passenger Department of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad Company started a publication of descriptive matter pertaining to the Catskill Mountains: their structure, history, and development as a Summer Resort; the sanitary advantages of summer life in the dry air of high mountain regions; the absolute need of rest and vacation for the busy workers in the city and town; the scenic beauties and wild wood charms so lavishly spread for the delectation of every visitor. It also contains much general information regarding the leading points of interest throughout the range; what and where they are, how to reach them and what to look for. In fact, it is an accurate guide book to the regions reached by this mountain railway system. This issue of the guide was published for the summer season of 1907, at the height of resorts in the Catskill Mountains. The book starts with a description of the benefits of summering in the Catskills, including the beauty, temperent climate, and sanitary advantages of the Region. It then goes on to describe the Ulster and Delaware system in that year.The major portion of the book is a travelogue of the resorts and spas along the Ulster and Delaware route, from Kingston to Big Indian, north to Grand Gorge and then west to Oneonta. It also has coverage of the branch lines serving the Greene County area, and offers two pages devoted to the environment and accommodations at each stop along the line. At the end of the volume, the railroad presents a large photo gallery of the major inns,resorts, and hotels that are served by the railroad, and ending with a fold-out copy of the train schedule needed to access these attractions. Stonecrest Industries is pleased to republish this book in its entirety as a testament to our local history.
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Book Description Stonecrest Industries Inc, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Centennial. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0978621913