Up on Preston Mountain: The Story of an American Ghost Town

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In the 1700s, poor yankees and freed slaves carved out homesteads on a rugged mountain on the New York-Connecticut border. They shared the mountain with the embattled Schaghticoke Indian tribe. This is the story of both groups failed attempts to hold onto their land in the shadow of America's first industrial boom--the age of iron. The people abandoned the mountain and forest grew back. All that remains is a ghost town.

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John Polhemus retired from engineering and marketing to the coast of North Carolina to pursue his interests in golf, history, and genealogy. Richard Polhemus is a lawyer in Dutchess County, New York. The brothers grew up in sight of Preston Mountain.

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